Ksi xts’at’kw/Stagoo Conservancy was identified for conservancy status during negotiations between the provincial government and First Nations governments following the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP). This conservancy was designated in Spring 2006.
The surrounding area, including the conservancy, were formerly used for traditional activities such as trapping, fishing, hunting, food gathering, and food preservation.
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
Ksi Xts’at’kw/Stagoo Conservancy helps protect the area’s biological diversity and natural environments by protecting terrestrial and marine coastal values ranging from sea level to alpine, including representative flora and fauna, and plant communities and animal species at risk.
The conservancy protects temperate rainforests dominated by western hemlock and Sitka spruce, with some western redcedar and amabilis fir. Mountain hemlock and yellow cedar are 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.
The conservancy contains fauna typical of the north coast, including grizzly bears, black bears, deer, mountain goat, wolves and moose. The conservancy also contains important marbled murrelet habitat and mountain goat winter range.