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Sacred Headwaters

Skeena River  Photo: Brian Huntington
Skeena River Photo: Brian Huntington

2013 Success

Grantee:  Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

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Result: 1,000,000 acres protected

The British Columbia government announced on December 18, 2013 that Shell Oil will withdraw its plans to develop coalbed methane in the Sacred Headwaters in northwest BC. The government also announced that it will not issue oil and gas leases in the area in the future. This decision protects one million acres of wild lands that are the source of the Skeena, Nass, and Stikine Rivers, three of BC’s most productive salmon streams.