"Fascinating and impressive." Thomas Gunton, Director of Resource and Environmental Planning, Simon Fraser University and former Deputy Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks, Government of British Columbia.
The Magnificent Nahanni extols the natural wonders of the South Nahanni Valley--its untamed waters, high, glaciated mountains, great falls, deep canyons, extensive forests, alpine tundra, and diverse wildlife, including caribou, wolf, Dall's sheep, and grizzly bear. It is also the story of cooperative efforts to conserve this area of the Northwest Territories as a National Park while enabling Indigenous people to continue to hunt and fish there.
"Just as the Nahanni is an exceptional place, this is no ordinary book. It contains reflections on this remarkable national park landscape by one of the keenest students of parks and protected areas this country has ever produced." Harvey Locke, co-founder of Yellowstone-Yukon Conservation Initiative and past president of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
"[A]n exemplary multi-discipline approach to land use studies and cooperative approaches to researach, planning and land management, especially involving Indigenous and non-governmental gorups--in short, this book makes a major contribution to research." John S. Marsh, co-editor, Changing Parks
Table of Contents
The Nahanni: A Special Place on Earth
A Note on Terminology
Making a Case for this Book
List of Figures
Chapter 1: Nahanni: The Wilderness Ideal
Chapter 2: Creating the Initial Nahanni National Park Reserve
Chapter 3: The Struggle for Expansion: New Ideas and Approaches in the 1980s and 1990s
Chapter 4: The 19th Century Fur Trade: The Early Years
Chapter 5: The 19th Century Fur Trade: The Later Years
Chapter 6: The Mining Era in the 20th Century
Chapter 7: Land Use, Landscape, and Ecosystem Changes in the Nahanni Watershed: A Summing Up
Chapter 8: Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 9: Analogies with Experiences Elsewhere
A Note on Sources
Cited Correspondence on Prairie Creek Mine