Bella Coola Estuary Conservancy was established as a part of government’s land use decision in the Central Coast planning area. The conservancy is situated where freshwater from the Bella Coola River empties into the North Bank Arm, creating an area rich in biodiversity.
This critical estuarine habitat is used by migratory birds, fish and mammal species. Juvenile pink, chum, coho, chinook salmon, and cutthroat trout use the estuary. As do grizzly bears, and numerous species of birds including trumpeter swans, Barrow’s goldeneyes, and American widgeons.