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 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.

Working in a cooperative partnership with the Taku River Tlingit Lands and Fisheries Departments, the Conservancy develops, funds, and facilitates 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.

Among the key elements to support this work, is the development and implementation of a durable funding arrangement, the Tlatsini Conservation Fund. The Taku River Tlingit Nation is contributing to the establishment of this Fund and is seeking contributions from the foundation community and private individuals.

The T’akhu  Tlèn Conservancy is presently developing and implementing three programs; the Xoots Ecological Research Center, the Al’óonx’I Patrol and Taku Safaris.