Koeye Conservancy is located on the Central Coast in the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations. The conservancy was created in 2006 and covers 18,752 hectares.
The Koeye conservancy is a largely undisturbed, outer coastal watershed containing two medium sized freshwater lakes, a diverse estuary, expansive wetlands and productive temperate old growth rainforests. Situated in Fitz Hugh Sound, the Koeye supports a provincially significant grizzly/salmon ecosystem.
This biologically rich area offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, making it a favourite stopover for kayakers and boaters. The Koeye Conservancy offers ample fishing opportunities for Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink, and Sockeye salmon as well as steelhead and cutthroat trout. The mouth of the Koeye is a boat haven and is an important area used by boats and ships in poor weather.
The Koeye Conservancy is located within the Wuikinuxv First Nation traditional territory and is co-managed under an agreement between the Wuikinuxv Nation and the Province of British Columbia. This co-operative management agreement will allow the Wuikinuxv Nation to access land and resources for their use within the Koeye while achieving conservation and recreation objectives for the area.
Overview provided by BC Parks