Ksi xts’at’kw/Stagoo Conservancy is located on the north and east side of Observatory Inlet. The conservancy protects low elevation productive forests with estuaries and riparian habitats.
The Conservancy was established to protect and sustain the Nisga’a, and Metlakatla First Nation Metlakatla and other First Nations’ social, ceremonial and cultural values and uses, to maintain the integrity of the terrestrial ecosystems, to provide opportunities for people to enjoy recreation in a wilderness environment, and to provide local communities with opportunities for compatible and sustainable economic development.
Stagoo Bay offers a safe anchorage, but recreational use levels in Ksi xts’at’kw/Stagoo Conservancy are low due to its remote location.
Date Established: July 13, 2006
Conservancy Size: 11,647 ha
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
Ksi Xts’at’kw/Stagoo Conservancy is located 35 km northeast of Gingolx, 40 km west of New Aiyansh and 115 km northeast of Prince Rupert. Access to the conservancy is primarily by boat with a good anchorage in Stagoo Inlet. Floatplane access to the shoreline is possible, and helicopter access is possible at suitable landing locations such as wetlands and along the shoreline.
Reference: Marine Charts #3933
The Nisga’a Nation First Nation people have historically collected food and materials from Ksi Xts’at’kw/Stagoo. The Conservancy is also part of the traditional territory of the Metlakatla First Nation
The conservancy protects temperate rainforests dominated by western hemlock and Sitka spruce, with some western redcedar and amabilis fir; mountain hemlock and yellow cedar common at higher elevations.
The marine portion of the conservancy is in the North Coast Fjords Marine Ecosection, which consists of deep, narrow fiords cutting into the high relief of the Coast Ranges.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.