Rivers Without Borders (RWB) created Wild Border Watersheds in 2012. The goal was to create a website that raises awareness of both the extraordinary conservation values of the transboundary watersheds of British Columbia and Alaska, and the growing development pressures on those watersheds.
In 2012, students from the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) assisted RWB with the creation of Wild Border Watersheds by providing information about the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012; the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act; and the Fisheries Act. The ELC is a non-profit society working within the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law to deliver a clinic course through which students and staff lawyers provide thousands of hours of legal assistance each year. For more information about the ELC, visit www.elc.uvic.ca.
Many thanks to the Wilburforce Foundation (see www.wilburforce.org) for providing funding for this website, and to the numerous photographers who donated their images to support this region. This group includes Mike Fay, Wade Davis, Monty Bassett, David Nunuk, Paul Colangelo, Chris Miller, Ric Careless, David MacKinnon, Paul Morrison, Mark Connor, Round River Conservation Studies and Angela Milani, the Wild Salmon Center and Barry Kovish, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Aaron Hill, Lynn Canal Conservation and George Figdor, Christopher Rhodes and Canadian River Expeditions, and Patricia Thomson and the River League/Explorer’s League.