Bistcho Lake: Indigenous Leadership in Conservation
The Dene Tha’ First Nation are restoring balance in the Bistcho Lake area and working towards long-term conservation.
The Dene Tha’ are forging a plan to protect Alberta wetlands with more carbon-storing capabilities than the Amazon. From The Narwhal
Across Canada, climate change is exacerbating challenges caribou herds already face. But research shows protecting caribou habitat could have other benefits for climate. From What On Earth, CBC Radio
The nation is proposing the first Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in the province to protect the region surrounding one of Alberta’s largest lakes, which stores five times more carbon per square metre than the Amazon. From The Narwhal
New draft report on the proposal for an IPCA in the greater Bistcho Lake area.
After spending a few days in this remote area located on the north western corner of Alberta, one can see why the Dene Tha’ people call Bistcho Lake “the last frontier.”
The conservation and management of the Bistcho Lake region cannot wait until it is formally protected. See our projects.