The beautiful and remote wilderness of the Beaver River Watershed provides habitat and homes for moose, caribou, wolves, Chinook salmon, trumpeter swans, and grizzly bears. This once untouched landscape is marked with wetlands, lakes, valley bottoms and mountains, and is shared with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun as their people have lived off the land for thousands of years. The Beaver River watershed is now under threat due to a potential 65 km mining road, which will puncture through important wildlife habitat, intersect 73 rivers and streams, and destroy or disturb many hectares of valley bottoms and berry patches—important habitat and food sources for grizzly bears.

How we're helping

Your adoption will help Earth Rangers as they work with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada, the Government of Yukon, and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun to support a team of grizzly bear biologists as they work to access the difficult terrain by helicopter and use non-invasive methods, like hair traps, to determine grizzly bear population size, habitat use, and distribution. This new data will be used to learn how the road and mining sites will impact grizzly bears’ preferred habitats and where conservation and avoidance of key habitats could mitigate potential effects of the road.

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