Emerald Ridge

Feature Type:Ridge (2) - Elongated stretch of elevated ground.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW side of Moose Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°55'05"N, 118°59'33"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/15
Related Maps: 83D/14
83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Emerald Ridge adopted 31 December 1973 in the 1973 Cumulative Supplement to the 1966 BC Gazetteer, as agreed by British Columbia 13 March 1972; not "Avalanche Ridge" as identified on earlier maps. Re-approved 30 January 1980 on 83D/15; the name is applied to the ridgeline, not the entire massif.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

" [the ridge] ...is distinctive for its great areas of slide slopes, many of which are mantled with bright green deciduous growth." (March 1972 memo from BC Parks, file C.1.62).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office