Rivers Without Borders

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. They work with First Nations, 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 was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2010 to 2016.

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Rivers Without Borders Grant history


$3,000 - To protect the Taku River from mining pollution. Opportunity fund


$3,000 - To protect the transboundary region between Alaska and B.C. from an unwise mining development. Opportunity fund


$3,000 - To produce a documentary film to raise public awareness of the industrialization of the northern B.C. wilderness. Opportunity fund


$3,000 - To help prevent power turbine construction on the Atlin River which would transform Atlin Lake into a reservoir. Opportunity fund