Dene stories, environmental protection focus of new Nahanni National Park action plan

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Nahanni National Park Reserve has a new management plan for the first time in a decade. 

The plan, tabled in the House of Commons last Friday, includes a long list of recommendations for how to include Dene people in all aspects of park stewardship, with the goal of protecting the park from ongoing climate change-related threats. 

Parks Canada, along with the Dehcho First Nations and Nahanni Butte, N.W.T., worked together on the plan. 

The 30,050-square-kilometre park extends down the South Nahanni River along the N.W.T.-Yukon border, and ends at the river’s confluence with the Liard River near Nahanni Butte, N.W.T. 

The original park reserve boundary received UNESCO World Heritage status in

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