About This Conservancy
K’mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy protects remote fish and wildlife habitats, lakes, rivers, estuaries, wetlands and forests in the Hecate Lowlands Ecosection. The conservancy encompasses the watersheds of Lowe, Gamble and Weare Lakes. Access into this wilderness area is difficult because there are no roads, trails, or marine boat access.
Conservancy Size: 14,454 ha
General Visitor Information
Know Before You Go
- There are no roads or trails in this wilderness area.
- There are no facilities in the conservancy.
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
LocationK’mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy is only accessible by float plane or helicopter and is located approximately 20 km NW of Hartley Bay and 75 km SW of Kitimat.It is located about 5 km NE from the south end of Grenville Channel. The conservancy adjoins Lowe Inlet Marine Park to the west and Alty Conservancy to the northeast.
- Reference: 1:50,000 scale Topographic Maps #103 H/6 (Hartley Bay), #103 H/11 (Kitkiata Inlet) and #103 H/12
- Reference: Use marine chart #3946 (Grenville Channel) for accessing Lowe Inlet.
Visitor Information Centre
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
phone: 250-632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
Nature and Culture
- History: K’mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy was designated as a conservancy on July 14, 2006 following recommendations from the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage: The conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the Gitga’at and Gitxaala First Nations. There are no known archaeological sites in the conservancy. Indian Reserve #3 (Kumowdah), located between Lowe Lake and Lowe Inlet is excluded from the conservancy. Use the below links for more information or to contact these First Nations.
- Conservation: The conservancy protects the remote undisturbed old-growth forests, fish and wildlife habitat in the watersheds of Lowe, Gamble and Weare Lakes. All of three of these lakes are connected together by Kumowdah River, which flows into Lowe Inlet to the west.
- Wildlife: Waterfowl, bears, wolves, otters, eagles, seals and furbearers may be seen in the conservancy.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
- Online Management planning information for this conservancy is not available at this time.