Updated: Feb 16, 2022
We're excited to share this passionate, illuminating, and inspiring conversation between Rivers Without Borders' Alaska Campaign Director, Chris Zimmer, and Ayana Young, host of For The Wild Podcast.
From the impacts of acid rock drainage and inter-governmental relations, to the long and sordid history of the Tulsequah Chief mine and the need for mining reform in BC, Chris showcases his extensive knowledge of the transboundary region, and his decades of professional experience in this in depth discussion.
In particular, Chris and Ayana celebrate the beauty, bounty, and current health of the Taku watershed, home of the contentious Tulsequah Chief mine, which must be cleaned up and closed down permanently in order to keep the Taku wild and thriving. They also explore what we need to do to maintain the habitat and productivity of the Taku in the face of climate change and mining threats, and the urgent need to move beyond the current resource extraction regime.
Chris explains with coherence and vision why cleaning up the Tulsequah Chief mine would be a deeply meaningful and far-reaching conservation win!
Listen to the podcast here.
Aerial photo of the Taku Glacier slowly retreating from the riverbed, by Steve Roxbury.