K'ootz/Khutze Conservancy is located on the North Coast in the traditional territories of the Gitga'at, Heiltsuk, and Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nations. The conservancy was created in 2006 and covers 34,168 hectares.
K’ootz/Khutze Conservancy is located on the east side of Princess Royal Channel, along the Inside Passage route. It shares its northern boundary with Q’altanaas/Aaltanhash Conservancy.
Khutze Conservancy protects a very scenic fiord, the entire watershed of the Khutze River, scenic mountains, coastal old-growth forests, high value grizzly bear habitat, salmon spawning streams, marbled murrelets and low-elevation Sitka spruce forests. It also provides a protected anchorage (with scenic waterfalls) adjacent to the main Inside Passage route where visitors can spend a night to rest, fish or watch wildlife.
Overview provided by BC Parks