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Namu Conservancy and Namu Corridor Conservancy

About This Conservancy

Namu Conservancy and Namu Corridor Conservancy were established as part of government’s land use decision in the Central Coast planning area. Strategically located at the entrance to Burke Channel, Fougner Bay was home to the Namu Cannery, which was built in 1893 and was in operation until 1969.

Archaeological evidence and First Nations oral history documents that Namu has been used by aboriginal people for at least 11,000 years, making it the oldest recorded place of human habitation on the coast and the longest continuously occupied site in Canada. Namu is a Heiltsuk word for “place of high winds” or “whirlwind.”

The conservancy also protects grizzly bear habitat and many fish-bearing streams.

Size: Namu Conservancy – 10,312 hectares; Namu Corridor Conservancy – 83 hectares

Date Established: June 27, 2008

Location

The conservancies are located approximately 25 kilometres southeast of Bella Bella and 55 kilometres southwest of Bella Coola.