On the Eva Lake Trail in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Copyright © Jeff Schneider. Image used under Creative Commons 2.0 License.

Mount Revelstoke National Park is relatively small for a national park, covering about 100 square miles.  It is located in the Selkirk Mountains and was founded in 1914.  The park contains part of the world’s only temperate inland rain forest.  Steep, rugged mountains tower over a warm, moist climate.  There are numerous stands of old-growth Western Redcedar and Western Hemlock, which is rapidly declining outside of protected areas.  The park also protects a small herd of the threatened mountain caribou and provides habitat for grizzly bear and mountain goat.  (Source: Wikipedia, Image: Jeff Schneider)

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