Although Wood Buffalo National Park straddles northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories, the waters and wildlife within it know no jurisdictional boundaries. The park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a site of great spiritual and cultural significance to local First Nations. It also contains incredibly unique ecosystems and provides vital habitat for threatened species such as the wood bison and whooping crane. However, the park is located downstream from some of the largest industrial projects in the world, like the Alberta oil sands, which carry worrisome contaminants into the Peace-Athabasca Delta--the largest inland freshwater delta in the world. Strong evidence suggests that the ecological integrity of Wood Buffalo is at grave risk.
Join us on December 8th at 10am PT / 1pm ET for our next Fresh Ideas webinar Downstream Impacts: Defending Wood Buffalo National Park. We will be joined by Melody Lepine, Director of Government and Industry Relations for the Mikisew Cree First Nation, who will share work her community is doing to defend the ecological integrity of Wood Buffalo National Park and what the freshwater community can do to support. RSVP below to secure your virtual "seat."