Known as the “transboundary” rivers, Southeast Alaska’s major salmon-producing rivers begin in British Columbia and flow across the international border into the Alaska’s Inside Passage. They support the ecosystems that drive the regional economy.
ArcGIS Storymap – Southeast Alaska Rivers at Risk
The pristine waterways of Southeast Alaska are vital to ensuring economic stability, vibrant communities and one of the few remaining salmon strongholds left in North America. The watersheds of the Taku, Stikine and Unuk Rivers, support the fish habitat of Southeast Alaska.
In British Columbia, these watersheds hold significant mineral deposits that are poised for development of large-scale, open-pit copper and gold mines. 10 projects are currently in various stages of operation, permitting, and exploration.
How do we best raise awareness of the risks and potential impacts to the Alaskan communities downstream from these developments?
Trout Unlimited working with WebMapSolutions built an ArcGIS storymap to tell this story. Click on the image below to open the storymap. Learn more and share.
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Matt is a Principal at WebMapSolutions. Follow him on Twitter: @webmapsolutions