Wild Border Watersheds


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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Who will clean up our mining mess?

The coming mining boom in BC's northwest has critics wondering if current clean-up and enforcement plans are enough. Special Tyee report with photo essay. By Christopher Pollon

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

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