Alty Conservancy was designated as a conservancy on May 31, 2007 following recommendations from the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan.
The conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the Gitga’at and Gitxaala Nations. First Nations people historically fished, hunted and trapped in the area, using a trail system stretching from Kiskosh Inlet to Lowe Inlet. Use the links below for more information or to contact these First Nations.
The conservancy protects undisturbed old-growth forests of cedar and hemlock, wetlands, wildlife habitat and the watersheds of Alty Lake, Backlund Lake and the southern half of Gavel Lake. Kiskosh lagoon and Alty Lake have high values for grizzly bear and bird habitat.
Grizzly bears, wolves and waterfowl can be found in Kiskosh lagoon. Click here for more information on wildlife safety.