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Wade Davis - Odyssey to the Sacred Headwaters - UBC Reads Sustainability
Description: UBC Professor and Liu Faculty Associate, Wade Davis, shared the beauty and threats to B.C.'s Sacred Headwaters, as part of UBC Reads Sustainability
Date: 12 February 2015
Author: UBC

In a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia lies a spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, three of Canada's most important salmon rivers—the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass—are born in close proximity.

Against the wishes of First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development. Imperial Metals is building an open-pit copper and gold mine called the Red Chris mine. This is all taking place while the Mount Polley mine disaster in August 2014, a mine also owned by Imperial Metals, is at the forefront of public debate. Learn more about the Sacred Headwaters in Wade Davis' presentation, as part of UBC Reads Sustainability.

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