South Saskatchewan is the most threatened-

Canadian rivers in trouble, study warns. By Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service

Detailed Report. Canada’s Rivers at Risk. pdf file with lots of photos and charts

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Do you ever wonder about the threats to Canadian Rivers?

  1. avatar jdubya says:

    The Fraser ain’t doing too well either at least in terms of salmon runs. Debates on why the crash in the runs range from pollution, ocean conditions and, my best bet, the sea lice spread from the salmon farms in the estuaries.

    I naively used to think Canada was more “environmentally friendly” than the states, but watching their gutting of the wild salmon runs on the east and west coasts, and the tar sands project in Alberta makes me think I will have to change my mind.


October 2009


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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