Ballingall Islets Ecological Reserve

Feature Type:Ecological Reserve - A designated area established under the Ecological Reserves Act, set aside for the study of representative or unique ecosystems.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Trincomali Channel, between Saltspring and Galiano Islands, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°54'28''N, 123°27'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/14

Origin Notes and History:

Ballingall Islets Park established as a provincial park per Order in Council 3097, 28 November 1963, containing .5 acres more or less; name confirmed 31 December 1966 on 92B/NW. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation and status changed to an Ecological Reserve, to be known as Ballingall Islets Ecological Reserve, per Bill 50:2004, Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 17 May 2004; the whole containing approximately .5 hectares.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

ER #151. Purpose for establishing this reserve: To preserve nesting sites of colonial seabirds. Ecological Reserves are areas in British Columbia selected to preserve representative and special natural ecosystems, plant and animal species, features, and phenomena. Ecological Reserves provide the highest level of protection for the maintenance of physical and biological diversity while allowing for research and educational activities. Visit BC Parks website for a detailed description of each Ecological Reserve.... www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/eco_reserve/

Source: included with note