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


The T’akhu  Tlèn Conservancy has established the Tlatsini Conservation Fund as a mechanism to fund Conservancy directives and to further joint planning and management initiatives with the Taku River First Nation, British Columbia governments, as well as with other partners. The establishment of an enduring funding arrangement will help to secure British Columbia’s commitment to the negotiated outcomes from government to government planning processes, and will provide greater confidence that the capacity needed for implementation will be in place over the long-term.

The Taku River Tlingit Nation is contributing to the establishment of the Tlatsini Conservation Fund and the Nation anticipates providing further funding once the anticipated revenues have been realized from Xeitl, the Tlingit-owned micro-hydro operation and from Taku Safaris , the Conservancy’s guide and outfitting business.

The T’akhu  Tlèn Conservancy and Taku River Tlingit Nation are seeking contributions from the foundation community and private individuals for the Tlatsini Conservation Fund. Timely and substantial contributions to the fund will be important to demonstrate broad support for conservation outcomes, and to enable prompt follow through on key implementation tasks, including the set up of the shared decision making arrangements, the development of management plans for protected areas, the completion of the Collaborative Fish and Wildlife Management Plan, and the development of monitoring and adaptive management programs.