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Sacred Headwaters

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis describes the Sacred Headwaters -- where three of British Columbia's greatest salmon-bearing rivers are formed. The area is under threat by mining developments. Featuring photos by Paul Colangelo and music by Todd Hannigan.

Sacred Headwaters, with Wade Davis and photos by Paul Colangelo

The Red Chris Mine which illegally avoided a federal environmental assessment and which does not have the consent of the Tahltan Nation is being constructed in this area by Imperial Metals. MiningWatch won a landmark Supreme Court case over how the federal government determined the scope of the environmental assessment but the Court's decision allowed the project to proceed.

MiningWatch is partnering with other groups including Rivers Without Borders and the South East Alaska Conservation Council to push for better conservation planning and environmental review of major projects in the region.

To learn more and help, please visit the following websites:

Sacred Headwaters Journey

South East Alaska Conservation Council

Rivers Without Borders