The following is printed here with permission from Neil Hartling at Canadian River Expeditions & Nahanni River Adventures:
NAHANNI RIVER WATERSHED PROTECTION – THE JOB IS
For years we have been campaigning for the expansion of Nahanni National Park to include the entire watershed. Research has shown that this is critical if the Park is to fulfill its mandate of protecting the species that move across its’ borders. The local First Nations want this protection to secure their traditional subsistence resources.
Last August we reported that Prime Minister Harper had announced the withdrawal pf the Nahanni watershed from mineral claim staking. This was an important step in expanding the boundary to protect the entire watershed. Unfortunately the final step of deciding on new boundaries and expanding the park has not been completed.
Now with a federal election, we have a chance to get our candidates to commit to getting this done!
Please take a moment and ask the Party Leaders and all your candidates if they will complete the process by expanding the boundary to that agreed upon by the Deh Cho First Nations.
You will find a draft letter and easy to use Email addresses at Nahanni.com and click on "What's New" on the top tool bar.
Camp in Deadmen Valley, Nahanni National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Credit: Steven Denure