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Media Advisory – Environmental Groups and Dehcho First Nations Meet to Discuss Land use Plan for Mackenzie Valley

by NationTalk on April 2, 2007910 Views

OTTAWA, April 2 –

WHAT: Convened by the Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI), conservation groups including World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF), Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) will meet with Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian to discuss the Dehcho Land Use Plan as a balanced approach to land and resource on-making in the Mackenzie Valley region and as a model for other areas of Canada's Boreal region. WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2007
10:00 a.m. MT

WHERE: Delta Bow Valley Hotel – Calgary, Alta
Red Deer Room
209 Fourth Avenue South East

WHO: Larry Innes, Acting Executive Director, CBI
Herb Norwegian, Grand Chief, Deh Cho First Nation
Monte Hummel, President Emeritus, WWF Canada
Harvey Locke, Senior Conservation Advisor, CPAWS
Shannon Haszard, NWT Manager, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Based in Ottawa, the Canadian Boreal Initiative brings together diverse partners to create new solutions for Boreal conservation and acts as a catalyst by suppor ting a variety of on-the-ground efforts across the Boreal bygovernments, industry, First Nations, conservation groups, major retailers, financial institutions and scientists.

For further information: Media contact: Christine Choury, Director of Communications, Canadian Boreal Initiative, (613) 230-4739, Ext. 222, C: (613) 355-6513

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