Machmell Conservancy is located on the Central Coast in the traditional territory of the Wui'kinuxv Nation. The conservancy was created in 2007 and covers 1,814 hectares.
The conservancy protects a deltaic, non-tidal, freshwater wetland. The wetland begins at the confluence of the Machmell, Genesse and Neechanz rivers, with several freshwater channels of variable size braiding across the flats.
The area receives high use by grizzly bears and the wetland is important habitat. The Machmell River is a significant spawning stream for sockeye salmon and for other salmon species, including chinook, coho, pink and chum. Dolly Varden, steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat trout are also present.
The area is of high cultural importance to the Wuikinuxv First Nation.
Overview provided by BC Parks