Species at Risk
The Redstreak Restoration Project
The Redstreak Restoration Project, adjacent to the Redstreak campground, is
a multi-year and multi-partnered ecosystem-based management project. Kootenay
National Park of Canada is the only British Columbia National Park containing
the grassland ecosystem. Grasslands are recognized as one of British Columbia
most threatened ecosystems and more than 30% of British Columbia’s threatened
and endangered species depend upon grasslands to survive. The project aimed
at restoring the bighorn sheep winter range and associated open forest and
grassland ecosystem and reducing the risk of catastrophic fire adjacent to
Redstreak Campground and the community of Radium Hot Spring.
Newly thinned provincial block of restoration
area, contrasting with ingrown forests stands across the rest of the
slope (Radium Hot Springs village in top right corner).
© Parks Canada / A. Dibb / 2002