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“There’s not many places like this left,” says Chris Smith, wildlife biologist. With more than 35 years of experience, Smith heads Ducks Unlimited Canada’s boreal conservation programs, managing the nonprofit group’s science-based efforts to protect forest and wetlands in the region. Read More
Steven Nitah is chief negotiator for the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation in Canada’s Northwest Territories. He's working to establish the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve, which would protect 3.5 million acres of boreal forest and tundra from development. Thaidene Nene is hailed as a new model for national parks in Canada—one that recognizes the authority of the people... Read More
Misipawistik Cree Nation councilor Heidi Cook learned from her father and grandfather the importance of protecting lands in the boreal forest of Canada that have sustained her people for millennia. Now she's passing on that legacy to her son, Walter, whose Cree name translates to "Little Howling Wolf." Cook’s responsibilities as an elected official for the Misipawistik Cree Nation include... Read More