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New Park Proposal for Northern Quebec: Tursujuq or the “Parc national des Lacs-Guillaume-Delisle-et-à-l’Eau-Claire”

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Located in the Richmond Gulf area on the eastern shores of Hudson Bay, a new park proposal for northern Quebec is soon to become Nunavik’s third provincial park. The region abounds in scenic hills called cuestas, and also contains numerous lakes and rivers, tidal waterways, and two circular impact craters that are among the largest [...]

“Water is a big part of our Life”: Naats’ihch’oh National Park Reserve on the South Nahanni River

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

The Sahtu Dene and the Canadian Government announce plans for a new National Park Reserve in the headwaters of the South Nahanni River. The land withdrawl covers 7,600 square kilometers, and includes two familiar landmarks to wilderness canoers: Moose Ponds and Mount Wilson. The area has long been recommended for conservation by the Sahtu Dene, [...]

Environmental Groups and Alaska Natives Look at Land Swap Proposal for Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

With gas prices on the rise, and time running out on a “lame duck” U.S. administration, advocates for a land swap deal in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge push hard for a quick timeline and approval of a land proposal before the November elections in the U.S. The proposal could open up 110,00 acres [...]

Public Comments on Working Group Proposals for New Nahanni Park Boundary Options Due November 23, 2007

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

This is an important opportunity for the public to be involved in a policy planning process, and to bring greater attention to the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region and the ecological integrity of the Nahanni Park Reserve. Parks Canada, Dehcho First Nations, and the Federal Government (in its 2002 “Action Plan to Protect Canada’s Natural Heritage”) [...]

Parks Canada Newsletter: “Taking Care of Naha Dehé” (the South Nahanni River Watershed)

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

I just received the first issue of the newsletter from Parks Canada on the Nahanni Park Expansion (summer 2007). It contains pullouts on a Nahanni Dall Sheep Study, Grizzly Bear Research, Woodland Caribou Research, the North Karst, and Glacier Retreat Monitoring. It contains updates on the Deh Cho and Sahtu processes, protecting heritage and traditional [...]

Sophia Rabliauskas is Recognized for Community Campaign to Protect Boreal Forest and Culture near Poplar River, Manitoba

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Six people were awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize this year for their protection of the environment and grassroots organizing in their communities. The prize brings international recognition to environmental issues around the world, and a cash award of $125,000 in support of local environmental initiatives. The recipient from Canada, Sophia Rabliauskas, has worked in [...]

CPAWS (Yukon): Three Rivers Canada Tour (April 11 – May 17, 2007)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

The Yukon Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is sponsoring a 12 city Canadian tour of their Three River’s conservation campaign to protect and maintain the ecological integrity of the Peel River Watershed, which includes the Snake, Wind, and Bonnet Plume Rivers. Presentations will feature a short film by Marten Berkman, which [...]

New Agreement for Proposed National Historic Site on the Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

The Sahtugot’ine of Deline get funding and support from Parks Canada to protect lands and harvesting rights on two peninsulas in Great Bear Lake: Scented Grassy Hills and Grizzly Bear Mountain. The community of Deline has worked for 20 years to protect these lands from surface and subsurface mineral rights, and have formally proposed that [...]

Northern Sámi and Climate Change Focus of 2007 Finnmark Sled-Dog Expedition

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Seven member team begins its sled-dog trek across arctic Finnmark to document Sámi heritage, environmental effects of global warming, and snow conditions for the Global Snowflake Network of NASA. The expedition will cover 1,500 km in one month, and visit the birch and pine forests of the Russian Taiga, the Sámi settlement of Neiden, the [...]

Jamie Bastedo on the Mackenzie River and Trans Canada Trail

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

For two years in a row, NWT author Jamie Bastedo has traveled the Mackenzie and Slave Rivers for the NWT Recreation and Parks Association to document this historic river route and to provide a guide to the NWT portion of the Trans Canada Trail. Intended as more than a set of maps and river notes, [...]