K’distsausk/Turtle Point 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 First Nations. The conservancy contains two known archaeological sites (pre-contact shell midden and fish trap) and continues to be used by local First Nations for trapping, fishing and clam digging. The Indian Reserve (IR #12; “Turtle Point”) in front of Fisherman Cove is excluded from the Conservancy. Use the below link for more information or to contact these First Nations.
The conservancy protects an area of high cultural and historical value to the Gitga’at First Nation. The conservancy also protects an old growth forest of red cedar and hemlock, portions of two small streams and coastal wildlife habitat that includes the marine foreshore and intertidal areas.
Wolves and deer can be seen at Turtle Point. Humpback whales, killer whales, Dall’s porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins and harbour seals can also be seen in the adjacent marine waters.
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