An Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in and around Bistcho Lake is an opportunity to formally protect and conserve the region.
These are the steps toward that vision.
The Dene Tha’ (or People Common to the Territory, or Common Peoples) are currently divided into three separate communities located in Northwest Alberta – Bushe River, Meander River, and Chateh (formerly known as Assumption).
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land and water, and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them.
CPAWS Northern Alberta has championed the protection of Alberta’s diverse natural heritage since our establishment in 1968 as one of the first regional chapters.
CPAWS Northern Alberta is staffed by a diversity of Albertans with a passion for the outdoors and Alberta’s wilderness, and supported by members and donors across the province. We work collaboratively with provincial and federal governments, industry, Indigenous Peoples, and others to provide landscape-scale, science-based support and advice for the protection and proper management of our parks and wilderness areas.