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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Northwest British Columbia Resources

Seabridge Gold’s KSM Project Risk Analysis: June 2015 - issue 2

A report by Earthworks and Salmon Beyond Borders that questions the economic feasibility of the proposed KSM mine on the Canada/US border. 

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Uncertainty Upstream

A June 2015 report from the BC First Nation Energy and Mining Council on potential threats from tailings facility failures in northern British Columbia. 

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Dangerous Dams

A Rivers Without Borders report on how the Mount Polley Mine report shows the inherent risks of watered tailings impoundments in the transboundary Taku, Iskut-Stikine, and Unuk River watersheds. 

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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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Water Is Life Video: the Stikine River

An Inside Passage Waterkeeper video showing how the clean, rich waters of the Stikine River feed the communities of Telegraph Creek, Wrangell, and Petersburg. 

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Video: Xboundary, from Salmon Beyond Borders

This video from Salmon Beyond Borders tells the important story of three rivers in British Columbia and Southeast Alaska that are in danger from mines frighteningly similar to Mount Polley.

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Odyssey to the Sacred Headwaters

Professor Wade Davis describes the beauty of the Sacred Headwaters, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and concerned citizens as part of UBC Reads Sustainability.

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2014 Map of Current and Proposed Mining, Energy, and Forestry Development in Northwest British Columbia

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Written In Stone

A film by Monty Bassett and Out Yonder Films chronicling the abundant wildlife on Todagin Mountain, the "Serengeti in the Sky", and Tahltan resistance to the development of Imperial Metals' Red Chris Mine, which threatens the cultural and ecological values on the mountain. 

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Deep North: Canada’s Stikine River Valley

A National Geographic article on the Stikine River by author Wade Davis. 

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Pacific Salmon Resources in Northern British Columbia and Yukon Transboundary Rivers

A Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council report examining wild salmon resources in Canadian portions of northern BC and Yukon transboundary rivers. The report notes: "There is limited scientific information, priority identification, or relevant information available to help protect the tranboundary region’s most sensitive spawning and rearing salmon habitats and watersheds being exposed to major resource extraction project development and expansion – i.e. mining in Taku, Stikine, and Alsek, and placer mining regime in Upper Yukon, as well as hydro electric installations, coal bed methane projects, pipelines and transmission corridors."

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State of the Salmon

State of the Salmon (SoS) is a Wild Salmon Center program that builds knowledge across borders, linking a greater understanding of Pacific salmon to their improved management and conservation around the Pacific Rim.

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Mining’s Promise in Northwest BC?

A report from Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition examining the lasting impacts of past producing mines and major exploration sites on northwest BC watersheds. 

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