The Inland Rainforest of British Columbia: Canada's Hidden Wilderne

 May 30th, 2024

Team LTG

Rainforests don't just grow near oceans! British Columbia's Inland Temperate Rainforest is a unique and globally significant ecosystem. Let's explore its hidden treasures. 

Tucked between the Columbia and Rocky Mountains in central British Columbia, Canada. 

Where is it?

Most rainforests thrive near coasts. This one is hundreds of miles from the sea, making it globally rare. 

Why "Inland"?

This rainforest gets most of its moisture from snowfall, a rarity in temperate rainforests, creating a unique water cycle. 

What makes it a rainforest?

Towering western redcedar and hemlock trees, some over 1,000 years old, dominate the landscape along with alpine meadows. 

Tree Species

Home to rare species like fungi, mosses, mountain caribou, grizzly bears, and even new-to-science lichens!

Unique Wildlife

This forest is critical in carbon storage, freshwater provision, and Indigenous cultural practices. 

Importance of the ITR

Logging is a major concern, reducing old-growth forests and impacting wildlife. 

Threatened Habitat

Groups are working to protect this unique ecosystem through research, awareness, and sustainable forestry. 

Conservation Efforts

If you explore this special place, leave no trace, support conservation, and be awed by its natural beauty. 

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