This 120 acre (48 hectare) property, located on the slopes of Mount Elphinstone, is a coastal hemlock forest that regenerated naturally after a fire in 1904. This is an intact, naturally regenerated, low elevation forest that contains native DNA, not imported species. The steep and very wet soils provide rich growing conditions for timber, and exceptional biodiversity.

Many small creeks flow through the forest, eventually draining into the Salish Sea (via Chaster Creek and other creeks) and Howe Sound (via Charman Creek). These streams swell dramatically in winter, often flooding properties on the benchland below.