Tsa-Latl / Smokehouse Conservancy

Tsa-Latĺ-Smokehouse Conservancy
Tsa-Latĺ-Smokehouse Conservancy. Photo courtesy of Panoramio (Null Hypothesis).
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Tsa-Latĺ / Smokehouse Conservancy is a protected area on BC’s South-Central Coast.

Tsa-Latĺ / Smokehouse Conservancy

Tsa-Latĺ / Smokehouse Conservancy protects an exceptional grouping of natural features within the temperate rainforest on British Columbia’s Central Coast. The conservancy protects a pristine watershed, a large lake, and intact ecosystems from tidal waters to alpine tundra. The watershed stretches from Wyclees Lagoon off Smith Inlet, up fjord-like Long Lake to the headwaters of Smokehouse and Canoe creeks.

The conservancy is ecologically rich. It supports spawning salmon and large predators such as grizzly bear. Salmon are the cornerstone of a healthy grizzly bear population, which is further supported by a rich and very productive habitat, making the Smokehouse watershed an important contributor to maintaining coastal grizzly bear populations. Also protected in the conservancy are old growth forests, Sitka spruce forests, wetlands, floodplains and estuaries.

Overview provided by BC Parks.

Related First Nations

  • Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations