Forest biological diversity results from evolutionary processes over thousands and even millions of years which, in themselves, are driven by ecological forces such as climate, fire, competition and disturbance. Furthermore, the diversity of forest ecosystems (in both physical and biological features) results in high levels of adaptation, a feature of forest ecosystems which is an integral component of their biological diversity. Within specific forest ecosystems, the maintenance of ecological processes is dependent upon the maintenance of their biological diversity.
The Lynn Canyon Ecology Center in the Lynn Valley Park in North Vancouver, BC, Canada teaches all that in this center since 1971. The model exhibitions are self explanatory and the Eco Quest
is easy to comprehend.
Very well worth a visit for the whole family. Admission is free.