Falcons Stawamus Chief Park
In the mid 1980s
Peregrine falcons returned to nest on the southwest face of the
Chief. To minimize human disturbance of the nesting falcons, climbers
established a self regulated climbing closure from March 15 -
July 31. Routes closed were mid elevation routes from Negro Lesbian
to Freeway. At this time it appears the closure is effective as
the falcons have continued to return and nest successfully. BC
Parks supports and will enforce this closure.
closed area will be enforced each spring beginning March 15. BC
Parks will compile
information from rock climbers, other observers and volunteers
and its own observations and identify
the falcons nesting location and high activity areas. In late
May/early June, BC Parks will review the
closure to see if it should be modified in size or location. All
closures due to falcon protection will end
on July 31, unless there is new information that would support
a closure extension.
HERE for Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park is a favorite destination of outdoor enthusiasts:
it offers a wide range of hiking opportunities.
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