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Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution–Blunden Bay Conservancy
About This ConservancyThe Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution–Blunden Bay Conservancy is a small, semi-protected bay that bisects the larger Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy just south of Smith Inlet. The Conservancy is separate from the larger Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy because it is designated in a section of the Park Act that allows for possible access to natural resources found inland from the conservancy.
The conservancy was identified for consideration as a protected area during the Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plan planning process. Following Government-to-Government discussions between the Province and First Nations, the central coast land use decisions (February 7, 2006) confirmed that Blunden Bay would become a conservancy. This bay was legally designated as the Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution–Blunden Bay Conservancy in Spring 2007.
Conservancy Size: 331 hectares – 237 hectares of upland and 94 hectares of foreshore.
Date Established: May 31, 2007
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and CultureThe Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution–Blunden Bay Conservancy is within the traditional territories of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation. This area of the coast played a significant role in the lives of First Nations and continues to be an area of importance today.
Within its confines are sandy beaches, tidal flats, sea cliffs, seaside rock platforms, rugged points and rocky headlands. Just off shore are kelp beds, grey whale feeding grounds. The upland is generally flat and low lying and has the characteristic features of a coastal bog forest with small streams, ponds, and swamps.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- A joint management plan for Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy, Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution - Blunden Bay Conservancy and Allison Harbour Marine Park was developed in partnership with the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation and approved by project partners in March 2013.
Management Plan for Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy, Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution - Blunden Bay Conservancy and Allison Harbour Marine Park [PDF 2.79MB]