Wild Border Watersheds

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A database of information resources on the transboundary region’s ecology, cultures and industrial proposals. Use the search tools below to find the resources you are looking for.

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Formal Letters of Concern Resources

Permitting of “Wet” Mine Tailings Impoundment Facilities in British Columbia and B.C.-Alaska Transboundary Watersheds

Statement of opposition by a large and diverse group of Canadians and Americans calling on the British Columbia government to halt the permitting of wet tailings facilities for new and proposed mines in B.C. based on the Independent Expert Panel recommendations on the Mount Polley mine tailings disaster.

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National Congress of American Indians Resolution on Negative Effects of Canadian Transboundary Mining

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Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Resolution on Negative Effects of Canadian Transboundary Mining

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Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Resolution for a United Tribal Transboundary Mining Workgroup

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Letter of Concern from the Alaska Congressional Delegation to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

A letter of concern from the Alaska congressional delegation to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about the proposed development of several hardrock mines in British Columbia and water quality in transboundary rivers that flow from Canada into Southeast Alaska. 

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Letter of Concern to the Alaska congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of State

A letter from Alaskan commercial and sport fishing groups, businesses, communities, tribes, conservation groups and individuals concerned that mining development in northwest British Columbia poses significant risks to downstream Alaskan interests, including water quality, customary and traditional fishing and hunting, commercial and sport fisheries and tourism. The groups request assistance and leadership from the Alaska Congressional Delegation and the U.S. Department of State to identify appropriate mechanisms to provide specific guarantees the natural resources Alaskans depend on will not be harmed by upstream development.

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Scientist Letter of Concern About Proposed Development in the Transboundary Watersheds

A letter from 36 scientists to Premier Christy Clark asking for her leadership to balance impending industrial development in northwest B.C. with the outstanding fish, wildlife and ecological values of this largely pristine region.

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Scientist Letter of Concern to Prime Minister Harper About Proposed Changes to the Fisheries Act

A letter to Canada's Prime Minister from 625 Canadian scientists, including many of Canada’s most senior ecologists and aquatic scientists, to express concern about the removal of habitat protections from the Fisheries Act. 

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Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Resolution Opposing KSM

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