Katlum Creek is home to endangered ancient Douglas-fir stands, as well as old-growth hemlock, amabilis fir, and cedars. This area was supposed to be officially protected as Ungulate Winter Range for black-tailed deer, but unfortunately in 2004, the BC government deregulated vast sections of forest lands now owned by Island Timberlands in the region, including Katlum Creek, Mount Horne by Cathedral Grove, McLaughlin Ridge, and the Cameron Valley Ancient Forest.

The BC government broke it, and now they must fix it. They need to help purchase and protect these extremely scarce and valuable old-growth forests.