Peace River

Northern BC

50 Places, 50 Stories

Northern BC is a vast and remote region of ancient salmon rivers, alpine tundras, wetlands, muskeg and prairie grasslands.

Indigenous peoples have managed and stewarded this region for millennia through hunting, fishing, gathering berries and medicines, and many other cultural practices. Their ways of life are part of an intricately complex web of life that includes species such as wolverines, migratory birds, grizzly bears and endangered caribou. You can explore the plants and animals of this region on Sierra Club BC’s Ecomap.

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50 Places Project: Peace River

The Peace River is the foundation of a major watershed in northeastern BC. It lies within the territories of Treaty 8 First Nations. The 39 Nations who are signatories to Treaty 8 are part of the Sicannie (Sikanni), Slavey, Beaver (Dunne-za), Cree, Saulteau, Dene and Mechif linguistic groups.

Sierra Club BC’s 50 Places Project

The 50 Places Project celebrates 50 stories of conservation across BC.

As Sierra Club BC marks fifty years of conservation work, we raise our hands to the longtime Indigenous stewards of fifty special places in BC. In many cases, Sierra Club BC and our partners have also played a role in helping protect these places.

Through Indigenous Guardian programs and sharing of deep and specialized knowledge between generations, Indigenous peoples continue to lead the way in conservation.

We invite you to celebrate these stories with us and find out how you can help create more lasting solutions for conservation now and into the future. 

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