Home to the Nechako: The River and the Land

Home to the Nechako: The River and the Land

by June Wood
     
 

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The People of the Nechako region are not unfamiliar with hardship, environmental devastation and protecting what they hold dear. June Wood passionately introduces a river whose once forceful flow has been weakened to a mere trickle, relaying the harsh realities of environmental ruin-both to the river and the forest through unnatural and natural causes-while weaving

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The People of the Nechako region are not unfamiliar with hardship, environmental devastation and protecting what they hold dear. June Wood passionately introduces a river whose once forceful flow has been weakened to a mere trickle, relaying the harsh realities of environmental ruin-both to the river and the forest through unnatural and natural causes-while weaving in her personal narrative of the land. Wood chronicles the history of the Nechako River and its region, covering the rich First Nations legacy, which proves just how different the region is today; the construction of the Kenney Dam, which irreversibly altered the flow of the river and its tributaries; the controversial Kemano Completion Project, which threatened to doom the river further still; and the subsequent battles to protect the river and the communities affected by its transformed flow. She also delves into the aftermath of the devastating mountain pine beetle epidemic that severely harmed the economy of the region.

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ISBN-13:
9781927527139
Publisher:
Heritage House Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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