About rivers without borders
Rivers Without Borders began in 1999 as a network of Canadian and U.S. member organizations called the Transboundary Watershed Alliance, coordinating efforts on regional environmental, indigenous rights and sustainability issues. While maintaining our original organizational ties and creating new alliances with commercial fishermen, biologists, guides, community leaders and others, Rivers Without Borders is now a distinct entity. As our name suggests, we promote a watershed-based conservation vision for an ecologically rich region virtually defining the essence of North American wilderness, and representing one of the continent’s best conservation opportunities.
|“With wild salmon in decline and climate change threatening, we promote and protect the extraordinary ecological and cultural values of the transboundary watersheds.”|
Rivers Without Borders is the only conservation advocacy organization operating strategically across the Alaska – British Columbia border.
In a time of declining wild salmon populations, diminishing biodiversity, and climate change pressures, Rivers Without Borders promotes and protects the extraordinary ecology, wildlife and marine habitat, and cultural values of the transboundary watersheds of southeast Alaska and northwest British Columbia. These include the Tatshenshini-Alsek, Chilkat, Taku, Whiting, Iskut-Stikine, and Unuk river systems. We work with First Nations and Native Alaskans, community leaders, commercial fishermen, scientists, local businesses, and other environmental advocates to keep the transboundary region one of North America’s most valuable and productive conservation assets.
Rivers Without Borders has a veteran team of highly capable and committed staff and associates in Juneau, Alaska, in central and southern British Columbia, and in northwest Washington. The organization is guided by a Steering Committee representing a wealth of regional conservation experience.