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Lax Kwaxl/Dundas and Melville Islands Conservancy
About This ConservancyThe Lax Kwaxl/Dundas and Melville Islands area has a long history of use by First Nations. The conservancy is associated with Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla First Nations (collectively Coast Tsimshian). This conservancy comprises the islands of Zayas, Dundas, Baron, Dunira and Melville, as well as a large number of associated smaller islands.
Lax Kwaxl/Dundas and Melville Islands 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 legally designated in Spring 2008. See News Release for more information.
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 CultureThis area is an important First Nations traditional use area and has substantial cultural and social significance. The Lax Kwaxl/Dundas and Melville Islands Conservancy area has a long history of use by First Nations groups. Lax Kwaxl/Dundas and Melville Islands Conservancy is within the asserted traditional territories of the Coast Tsimshian First Nations.
Coast Tsimshian values and uses of the area include harvesting for salmon (especially sockeye – musoo), herring (tskah), groundfish, clams, cockles, and other intertidal resources. The islands contain several campsites, some of historical importance, and many still in use by Coast Tsimshian members for seasonal harvesting of marine and land resources.