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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Alsek-Tatshenshini Watershed Resources

International Water Law, Acceptable Pollution Risk, and the Tatshenshini River

A Richard Paisley legal article that discusses the issue of acceptable environmental risk within the context of one specific international river basin controversy: the proposed development of a copper mine, at Windy Craggy Mountain, in the Tatshenshini River basin of British Columbia, which would create environmental risks to salmon and other aquatic resources downstream in Alaska.

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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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Southeast Alaska Salmon and Trout: A $1Billion Economic Engine

A Trout Unlimited report on the economic importance of salmon and trout to the economy of southeast Alaska. 

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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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Centre for First Nations Governance: Best Practices – Champagne and Aishihik First Nations & Tatshenshini-Alsek Park

Tatshenshini-Alsek Park is in the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN). The CAFN play an important role in park management, and maintain a commitment to ensuring ongoing respect for the spirit of the land.

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Grizzly Bear Population Inventory & Monitoring Across the Skeena Region of British Columbia

The Skeena Region represents almost one-third of British Columbia, including the transboundary region, and includes 15 grizzly bear population units. Due to the general lack of baseline information about populations and associated trends, there is no comprehensive plan for regional management of grizzly bear populations and habitats. This report by Clayton Apps, PhD, reviews and assesses current knowledge regarding grizzly bear populations across the region and provides a geographic prioritization of objectives pertaining to grizzly bear population inventory and monitoring.

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