Walking the South Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

Chris Wright Photo Trips 4 Comments

The UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest (MKRF) offers a quiet respite from the busy city and is a great location for photographing coastal forests. It is located to the west of Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge.

Starting off on the Blue Trail
Lady fern (front) and Sword fern (back)
Spring Creek with Lady and Sword ferns
Blaney Creek with Salmon Berry

The primary purpose of the MKRF is to support research and education in forestry and related areas for UBC. This information board discusses the use of thinning and fertilizing forests in the adjacent plots.

Salal with Western Hemlock (l) and Red Huckleberry (r)

After about 6 kilometres we reached the lookout, partly obscured by the growing trees. The Golden Ears bridge and westward sites are visible from here.

Lookout at the Peggy Helm shelter
Western St. John’s Wort
Common Foxglove
Common Foxglove and Red Elderberry
Lady fern and Common Foxglove
A quiet stream and Western Redcedar

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  1. I like especially the variety of texture of plant material in the salal pic’, Chris, & the parallel verticals of the foxglove & the trees in the background. The quiet stream photo is a gem.

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