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protection of the morrisey old growth cottonwood forest - Selkirk ...

protection of the morrisey old growth cottonwood forest - Selkirk ...

diameter and up to 400

diameter and up to 400 years in age. These “Champion Trees” are the oldestBlack Cottonwoods found to date in the world.The formation and maintenance of cottonwood forests are closely related to thenatural processes of flooding and disturbance. Black Cottonwood is very resistantto flooding and regenerates best on disturbed lands, like the bare sand and gravelfound on recently disturbed floodplains. They are fast growing and relativelyshort lived and provide immense habitat values and food sources for wildlife ofall sizes. This site is relatively unique in that it has not undergone a significanterosion event for several hundred years, which has allowed for the longevity ofthe cottonwoods present.Cottonwood ecosystems are at risk in North America as they are located in areasof rich soil, flat land, abundant water and easy access. Many former BlackCottonwood forests have been completely cleared by human development.4. CULTURAL FEATURES/HISTORICAL LAND USECumulative human influence in the area is high. Grazing opportunities along theElk River banks bordering the property were not exploited in 2004.There is no fence between the property and the adjacent CPR right-of-way.This property was selectively logged for conifers several decades ago. Culturalartifacts (ie. abandoned cabins, etc.) are absent. The presence of several ancientBlack Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) trees on the parcel has contributed tounsanctioned public visitation of the site.5. LAND TENUREThere is one (1) land use permit extant for the property.6. SURROUNDING LAND USECumulative human influence in the area is high. The property lies within anidentified large carnivore linkage zone across the Elk Valley. There is some threatof undesirable plant (ie. noxious weed) introduction onto the property from theadjacent CPR right-of-way. Privately owned intensively farmed agricultural landslie immediately west and south of the property; Managed Forest 27 lands ownedby Tembec Inc. but under conservation covenant (subdivision developmentprohibited) lies to the east.7. PUBLIC RECREATIONAL USEThere is foot and boat access to this property, only. There is no motor vehicleaccess within the property although it is immediately adjacent to well traveled,well-maintained gravel roads. This property is accessed from the south by theMorrissey Road, from the east along the Canadian Pacific Railway right-of-waybordering the parcel and from the west by boats and rafts traversing the Elk River.The site is under some level of threat from unsanctioned public use focused onviewing ancient Black Cottonwoods (Populus trichocarpa) occurring on theparcel. There is a measurable level of habitat degradation occurring as a result ofthese visits. In addition to terrestrial access to the site via the Morrissey Road andCPR right-of-way, unsanctioned visits from anglers floating the adjacent Elk3

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