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Rivers & Lakes
February 18, 2014
The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest temperate rainforest in the world. This huge and pristine wilderness depends on an unlikely source for its long-term survival – the salmon which spawn in its rivers and creeks. Read the article.
September 24, 2012
The Thelon Game Sanctuary in northeastern Canada is North America’s largest and most remote wildlife refuge, but it is not without a human history as well.
For thousands of years the Lutsel K’e Dene people have visited this area for seasonal hunting, and its vastness and starkness inspired them to call it “The Place Where God Began.”
Last year, this ancient cultural heritage came together with modern conservation efforts as Sanjayan, the lead scientist of The Nature Conservancy, along with local experts lead a group of First Nation youths far from their modern villages on a 200-mile voyage along the Thelon River. Read the article
September 23, 2011
While much attention is paid to preserving wild spaces in and of themselves, there is also an increasing recognition of the value people have as part of these ecosystems.
In the far north of North America, NG Fellow Jon Waterhouse has been leading a Healing Journey among traditional communities along the Yukon River (read blog posts). 700 miles east M. Sanjayan, lead scientist at the Nature Conservancy, has been taking a similar trip along the Thelon River. Read the article
August 16, 2011
All of my energy was going into very abstract questions at a time when we face concrete and pressing issues. Read more
July 28, 2011
On July 23, the Nature Conservancy's lead scientist, M. Sanjayan, embarked on a three-week river expedition through one of the most remote wilderness areas of Northern British Columbia with a group of teens from the Dene First Nation, a community indigenous to the area. Watch the video
March 31, 2009
For years, the majestic forests of towering Sitka spruce and 1,000-year-old cedars of western British Columbia were a nasty battleground between logging companies rushing to harvest the big trees and eco-activists planting their bodies in the way of the chainsaws. No more. Read the article
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