The Tatshenshini River
La rivière Tatshenshini
The Tatshenshini River, known as Shawshe Chu in the Southern Tutchone language, begins in northwestern British Columbia and flows nearly 200 kilometers through the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations into the Gulf of Alaska. The Tatshenshini is a traditional travel route with great cultural and spiritual significance to Southern Tetchome and Tlingit First Nations. Flowing down rugged canyons carved through coastal mountains, post glacier-filled valleys, iceberg dotted lakes and alpine tundra, the Tatshenshine is considered to be one of Canada’s most scenic wilderness trips.
The Tatshenshini is also one of Canada’s most significant ecological areas, providing vital habitat for more than 50 species of mammals, including Yukon’s densest population of grizzly bears. It is an important waterfowl migration route providing rich habitat for more than 40 species of birds, and provides critical spawning areas for salmon.
Designation of the Tatsheshini River to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System for its outstanding natural, cultural and recreational value honors the importance of the area for all people.
The Canadian Heritage River System May 2004
La rivière Tatshenshini, connue sous le vocable de Shàwshe Chú dans le langue des Tuchcones du Sud, prend sa source dans le Nord-Ouest
Désignation de la rivière Tatshenshini pour les rivières du patrimoine canadien système pour sa remarquable naturelles, culturelles et récréatives valeur respecte l'importance de la région, pour toutes les personnes.
Le Réseau de rivières du patrimonine canadien Mai 2004
Erected 2004 by Government of Canada/Governement du Canada.
Location. 60° 2.327′
Also see . . . The Tatshenshine River - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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