Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Taku Watershed Under Threat


The Taku River in Northern BC/Southeast Alaska is one of the largest pristine salmon and steelhead ecosystems remaining in the world. The river is home to healthy populations of all 5 species of pacific salmon, steelhead, cutthroat and dolly varden char. Now the BC government and the Tlingit nation are in the process of developing a management plan for the watershed, and the government is insisting on allowing mining in the management plan. Of particular interest it seems is a proposal to reopen a mine which was decommissioned in 1957, and extract zinc, copper, silver and gold. Mining and the associated transportation infrastructure could have catastrophic impacts on this pristine ecosystem and must be fought. See more information in an article in The Common Sense Canadian...

http://thecanadian.org/k2/item/70-rafe-mair-taku-watershed

and take action at Taku Legacy

http://www.takulegacy.org/home

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