[ensu] BC's Taku and Iskut Rivers threatened by mining & roads

  • From: "Matt Niedzielski" <mattniedzielski@xxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 17:42:40 -0500

BC's Taku and Iskut Rivers threatened by mining, roads
Wildcanada.net Action Alert - 141
Sunday November 16, 2003

Two rivers that flow west from BC's rugged north-western mountains and
across Alaska's pan handle share the #4 spot on Wildcanada.net's Most
Endangered River's list. The Taku River is threatened by the development of
the Tulsequah Chief mine and road proposal. The Taku watershed, of which the
Tulsequah River is a key tributary, is the largest roadless, unprotected
salmon watershed on the west coast of North America.

The Iskut River is threatened by Alaska's proposed Bradfield Road which also
threatens north-western BC's Lower Stikine and Craig rivers.  Road
construction and operations pose risks to rivers, salmon and bears, but the
real threat from this project is the cumulative effects of the rapid
industrial development the road would foster.

Take Action to protect these two wild rivers, and the bears, salmon and
indigenous cultures that rely on them.

Visit http://www.endangeredrivers.net/taku and
http://www.endangeredrivers.net/iskut to add your voice to those calling on
the federal government to intervene and protect these wild waters and

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