The richness of this land and its rivers provides the very foundation of Taku River Tlingit kustiyixh, or ‘way of life’

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The Taku Conservation Area


In July, 2004, the Taku River Tlingit Nation ratified through a Joint Wolf and Crow Clan Meeting the creation of the T’akhu  Tlèn Conservancy, a non-profit entity that secured charitable status from Revenue Canada in 2009. The stated purpose of the the T’akhu  Tlèn Conservancy is to “ensure the traditional territory of the Taku River Tlingit Nation remains a landscape where the needs of the Taku River Tlingit Nation people are satisfied in harmony with the continued long term viability of its native plants, fish, wildlife and natural ecosystems.”

Working in a cooperative partnership with the Taku River Tlingit Lands and Fisheries Departments, the Conservancy is a vehicle to develop, fund, and facilitate implementation of programs required to fulfill the intent of the Hà t_átgi hà khustìyxh sìti and the Taku River Tlingit Conservation Areas Design.  Additionally, the Conservancy provides opportunities for natural resource research, management, training and organizational development for Tlingit people; acquires real and personal property; acquires and hold licenses, leases, tenures, easements and conservation covenants.