At our February BMN meeting, members and guests were enthralled with Ron Long’s fabulous photos of rare plants on the narrow plateau of Pink Mountain, located in northeast BC about 180 km northwest of Fort St. John. According to the Conservation Data Center, there is no other location in BC which supports such a unique plant community with such a high number of species at risk. In total, 173 plant species have been identified; of these 9 are blue-listed, 1 is red-listed and several others are uncommon. We feel the plants would be best protected as an Ecological Reserve which would, in part, be adjacent to the existing small Pink Mountain Provincial Park. Click “here”:http://www.canmaps.com/topomaps/nts50/toporama/images/094g02.gif to see a a high-resolution topo map image of Pink Mountain.
To read more about the plants and the rare Arctic Butterfly that depends on them, please click “HERE”:/assets/bmn/doc/BMN_resolution_SI_minus_CG_Feb2011.pdf.
To read the Resolution submitted it to the BC Nature Resolutions Committee, please click “HERE”:/assets/bmn/doc/BMN_resolution_on_Pink_Mtn.pdf.
To learn what you can do to ensure that this area is protected as an Ecological Reserve, please click “HERE”:/assets/bmn/doc/BMN_Protect_Pink_Mountain2.pdf.