Moksgm’ol/Chapple-Cornwall Conservancy

Moksgm'ol-Chapple-Cornwall Conservancy
Moksgm'ol-Chapple-Cornwall Conservancy. Photo courtesy of Panoramio (rickgauth).
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Moksgm’ol/Chapple-Cornwall Conservancy is a protected area on BC’s North Coast.

Moksgm’ol/Chapple-Cornwall Conservancy

Located on the northwest side of Princess Royal Island and connected to Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy, Moksgm’ol/Chapple-Cornwall Conservancy protects the habitat of the Kermode (Spirit) Bear, rare karst forest ecosystems, old-growth forests, a diversity of wildlife habitats, several small lakes, wetlands and streams as well as important salmon spawning habitat.

A number of small bays and inlets are contained within this conservancy. One such inlet, Emily Carr Inlet/Sager Islets, contains high biodiversity values, including rare plant species, cave and karst topography. The forest is atypical of outer coastal forests, being exceptionally productive due to the presence of marble and limestone.

The area also contains several culturally significant sites to local First Nations, including old village sites, traditional use areas, and several archaeological sites. One village site, Kayel, is still used by the Gitga’at First Nation each spring as a seaweed harvesting and fishing site.

Overview provided by BC Parks

Related First Nations

  • Gitga’at Nation
  • Gitxaala Nation