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The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass

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In a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia lies a spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, three of Canada's most important salmon rivers—the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass—are born in close proximity. Now, against the wishes of all First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sac ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 17th 2011 by Greystone Books / David Suzuki Foundation
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Friederike Knabe
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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"Radical? Lopping off the top of a moutain and pouring it down into a couple of lakes is radical. Trying to stop them is not." George Amos, First Nation Elder in Northern British Columbia and for over thirty years a leading voice for conservation in Canada.

George Amos's epigraph in "The Sacred Headwaters" could not be more pertinent. "Radical" has recently become a very loaded term in political discourse, especially in Canada, pitching environmentalists and other concerned citizens, especially F
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'd driven up the Cassiar Highway, so was familiar with the geography of the area a little, but not the politics or history. Since then, I've become quite interested, as I definitely have affection for the area. I found the text to be quite good and the pictures even better. While I'm not hoping the area becomes too widely known, it might need to be in order for people to realize what's going on there...
Barrette Plett
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely transformational! I want to move to northern BC today, and camp out to prevent degradation of these critical places!
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Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Typically political action can take shape only when the general populous is rallied and motivated to take a stand. When it comes to building awareness for issues of environmental protection it’s especially difficult because those regions most in need of protecting are usually far away from the public eye. That’s why an organization called the International League of Conservation Photographers goes out into some of the most remote habitats in the world to document the current condition of delicat ...more
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beautiful book- I hope I can do more travelling in this area of BC!
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