The Taku Conservation Area

The T’akhu  Tlèn Conservancy is dedicated to ensuring 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.

The lands of the Taku River Tlingit Nation encompass the watersheds of the Taku and Whiting Rivers, as well as the headwaters of the Yukon River. The richness of this land and its rivers itself provides the very foundation of Taku River Tlingit kustiyixh, or ‘way of life’. The Takhu Quan took their name from the Taku River, which flows through boreal, sub-boreal and temperate rainforests, from interior British Columbia to the coastal mountains of Alaska, and is the largest wilderness salmon watershed on the Pacific Coast of North America.