The conservancy is within the traditional territory of the Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw First Nation. The proximity of designated archaeological sites and Indian Reserve #2, Nekite, indicates the strong relationship between the Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw First Nation and the region around the Nekite Estuary.
The conservancy’s branching channels, gravel beaches, forested islands, grasslands and foreshore are affected by the mixing of salt and fresh water occurring in the estuary. This mix of waters creates biologically and ecologically diverse environments that support many species of plants and animals.
Every spring, grizzly and black bears come back to graze on the spring growth in the estuary and come again to feast on spawning salmon in the fall. Other species such as wolves, deer, migratory birds and marine mammals also interact in the estuary.