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SkeenaWild Conservation Trust The Stream: Your Regional Update

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March 2015

Tapping into the essence of Warrior II pose can teach us how to bring more wisdom into every action.  As spring approaches, let's stand centered while stretching back to the past and forward to the future.  By learning from our experiences, we can choose more wisely to ensure a healthy Skeena for generations to come.

This month learn how mines impact salmon, find out how we are collaborating with local businesses and take the pledge that encourages everyone to work towards a sustainable food system.

Long Story Short: Mining Impacts Salmon

We have been working with partners to raise awareness of the potential impacts from the mining boom in Northwest BC on salmon. Many of these mines are at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska. This has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks posed to their multi-billion dollar fishing and tourism industries.

These concerns were heightened with the catastrophic tailings dam failure at Mount Polley Mine near Quesnel last summer. The most serious concern is the KSM Mine, proposed for the headwaters of the Nass. This mine would have two tailings dams of similar construction to Mount Polly, but would be 6 times higher!

Please watch Xboundary, a video highlighting Alaskan’s concerns, produced by Trout Unlimited and Patagonia, and the video we produced last spring on KSM’s impacts to salmon.


Boost Business, Do Good

Last month we invited businesses throughout the Watershed to get involved with Skeena conservation as part of their business strategy.  The response has been positive and we are excited to start working on a variety of projects that are helping to create a healthier environment as well as build a thriving economy.  As we've discovered, each business is unique and there are many different ways that we can support one another.  Special thanks to these Terrace-based businesses for getting personally involved.  This is an opportunity to have your voice heard, make a difference and receive exposure through the SkeenaWild Recognition Program.

Hype Tea
Nicholas Dean Outdoors
Terrace Vision Care
Remax Coast Mountains
Terrace Yoga Studio

Is your business interested in creating a mutually-beneficial relationship that helps to increase public relations and reach more potential customers?  Get in touch to Boost Business, Do Good.


Karma Yoga and SkeenaWild

Take action on the mat.  Karma Yoga is the path of selfless service and for the month of March all donations generated at these classes will benefit SkeenaWild.  Special thanks to Terrace Yoga Studio, a community and place where we can connect, grow and share.  Here's the Karma Yoga schedule and the instructors who will be leading each class.  Sundays from 7:30-8:30pm.

March 8th - Aly
March 15th - Kathy P.
March 22nnd - Denise
March 29th - Naomi


Blue Needs You to Know Your Source!

Food:  If you eat it, you should care.  Every time we eat, we have a chance to make a difference.  Know what's going in your mouth!  Say yes to more history, less mystery.

Meet the Leaders at the forefront of changing the way food gets produced, distrubuted, and consumed.  SkeenaWild is part of this charge!

Join us as we support incredible network action to increase transparency around what we put into our bodies and how a healthy planet effects that.  Just say yes, please, to knowing the processes, ingredients, and environmental impact of the products we consume.

The time is now and together, we can make a difference.  Learn more and make the pledge.  #knowyoursource‬ #healthyplanethealthyyou‬


Don't Mess with the Cranky Porcupine

He says donate to SkeenaWild and here's some great rationale to choose them as the recipient of your donation.  Need he say more?  Please donate today.

Photo:  Brandon Broderick


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