Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy
About This Conservancy
This conservancy was established pursuant to government’s land use decision for the Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plan area. Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the K’ómoks, We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Xwemalhkwu First Nations.
It is situated off the most westerly point of Hardwicke Island at the divide between Johnstone Strait and Sunderland Channel.
This conservancy protects a significant historic site as Yorke Island has been designated and protected for its role in National defence prior to, and during World War II. During the Second World War, the island housed the principal gun emplacement guarding Johnstone Strait.
Date Established: May 22, 2007
Size: 39 ha
Location and Maps
- Management Planning Information
- BC Parks is in the process of developing a management plan for this conservancy.
Catherine Gilbert, author of Yorke Island and the Uncertain War, Defending Canada’s western coast during WWII, has entered into a partnership agreement with BC Parks to support Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy.
Catherine Gilbert will provide BC Parks with $2 for each online sale of her book to go directly to supporting initiatives for the benefit of the conservancy.