It examines the histories of indigenous activism in New Zealand, Canada, and the US, particularly in fighting plans by the Aluminum Company of Canada to expand a hydroelectric operation that almost destroyed the Nechako River
and communities that depend on it; the case of students and faculty from Haskell Indian Nations U.
Five years post-retirement, Salewski volunteers full time promoting stewardship in and around Vanderhoof, BC, in places such as Murray and Stoney Creeks, as well as more broadly in the Nechako River
30 for a water license to build a water-release facility that would stabilize the Nechako River
Located half-way up the province, and the home of the Carrier Sekani people for thousands of years, the City of Prince George rests on the site of a river junction discovered by Europeans in 1807 when explorer Simon Fraser passed through where the Nechako River
joins the Fraser (the story goes, had Alexander MacKenzie found the join during his canoe trip of 1793, the town would probably have been named after him).
Like Edmonton, it was a blue-collar town, but one where the unionized workers pull in $100K a year at the mills or hauling logs to the sawmills scattered along the Nechako River
. There was, as well, a significant professional class living in the larger houses in the Hart Highlands or College Heights, where the stench of money rarely spoils one's barbecue.
Structure was observed among the three sites sampled from the Nechako River
system, with significant differences observed at Oke4, Ogo2, and Ots9 (all F>6.0, P<0.05).
Proposed water diversion on the Nechako River
, in British Columbia, may threaten the internationally important Fraser River fishery.
From its headwaters in the snowcapped Rockies, the Fraser passes through vast northern forests to Prince George where it is joined by the Nechako River
. It then turns south into high plateau country between the Cariboo and Coast Mountains.
Scrapped by former BC Premier Mike Harcourt, Alcan's huge hydro-electric project was destined to divert 88 percent of BC's Nechako River
, essentially swapping wild salmon for electricity that Alcan could sell to the US via BC Hydro.
The project was a victim of widespread protests about its environmental impacts, especially on salmon-spawning beds in the Nechako river
The government of British Columbia was facing a $500 million lawsuit after former Premier Mike Harcourt cancelled the Kemano Completion Project in 1995 saying the planned $1.4 billion project would hurt the fish stocks in the Nechako River
. The Montreal-based aluminium giant claimed it had already spent close to $500 million when Harcourt killed the project and filed suit to recover its losses.