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

by admin ~ 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 lands of the Dene and Metis, and statistics on visitor spending, park expenses, and such. It’s interesting to note that many of key ranges and survey areas for the Dall Sheep study are directly in the vicinity of the proposed Prairie Creek mine development. It looks like a lot of detailed work and scientific justification for what many of us already know … the Nahanni watershed is unparalleled in its historical significance and natural beauty, and deserves full protection as a canoeing and heritage Park and ecosystem for future generations. The brochure (titled “Taking Care of Naha Dehé”) is the first newsletter of the proposed expansion of the Nahanni National Park Reserve. If you’d like to receive a copy, or be added to the list for future updates, you can write to:

Steve Catto, Park Establishment Officer
Nahanni National Park Reserve
P.O. Box 348
Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0
Phone: (867) 695-3151


Anna Rowe, Communication and Consultation Officer
Parks Canada
P.O. Box 1166
Yellownife, NT X1A 2N8
Phone: (867) 766-8464

For further information: CPAWS, Parks Canada, CBC, Canadian Heritage River Fact Sheet, Deh Cho First Nations Negotiations, Northern Currents, Mining Watch, Canadian Zinc Corporation (Prairie Creek).

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