The Tatshenshini River

The Tatshenshini River (HMXHC)

Location: Haines Junction, YT Y0B 1L0 Yukon
Country: Canada

N 60° 2.327', W 136° 52.973'

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La rivi?re Tatshenshini

{English}
The Tatshenshini River, known as Shawshe Chu in the Southern Tutchone language, begins in northwestern British Columbia and flows nearly 200 kilometers through the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations into the Gulf of Alaska. The Tatshenshini is a traditional travel route with great cultural and spiritual significance to Southern Tetchome and Tlingit First Nations. Flowing down rugged canyons carved through coastal mountains, post glacier-filled valleys, iceberg dotted lakes and alpine tundra, the Tatshenshine is considered to be one of Canada's most scenic wilderness trips.

The Tatshenshini is also one of Canada's most significant ecological areas, providing vital habitat for more than 50 species of mammals, including Yukon's densest population of grizzly bears. It is an important waterfowl migration route providing rich habitat for more than 40 species of birds, and provides critical spawning areas for salmon.Designation of the Tatsheshini River to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System for its outstanding natural, cultural and recreational value honors the importance of the area for all people.
The Canadian Heritage River SystemMay 2004

[French]
La rivi?re Tatshenshini, connue sous le vocable de Sh?wshe Ch? dans le langue des Tuchcones du Sud, prend sa source dans le Nord-Ouest de la Colmbie-Britannique et traverse sur pr du 200 kilom?tres le territorie traditionnel des Premi?res nations de Campgagne et d'Aishihik, jusqu'au golfe d'Alaska. Voie de d?placement traditionnelle, la Tatshshini poss?de une grande important culturelle et spirituelle pour les Premi?res nations de Tutchones de Sud et des Tlingits. Parcourant des canyons creus ? m?me les montagnes c?ti?res, des vall?es glaciaires, des lacs paraem d'icebergs et la toundra alpine, elle offre au voyageur l?un des parcours sauvages les plus pittoresques du Canada.La Tatshenshini traverse aussi l'une des r?gions ?cologiques les plus importantes du Canada, fournissant l'habitat vital de plus de 50 esp?ces de mammif?res, y compris la plus dense du Yukon la population de grizzlis. C'est une importante voie migratoire pour la sauvagine fournissant riche habitat de plus de 40 esp?ces d'oiseaux, et fournit des zones de frai du saumon.

Dignation de la rivi?re Tatshenshini pour les rivi?res du patrimoine canadien syst?me pour sa remarquable naturelles, culturelles et r?cr?atives valeur respecte l'importance de la r?gion, pour toutes les personnes.
Le Reau de rivi?res du patrimonine canadienMai 2004

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HM NumberHMXHC
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByGovernment of Canada/Governement du Canada
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)8V E 395109 N 6657223
Decimal Degrees60.03878333, -136.88288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 60° 2.327', W 136° 52.973'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds60° 2' 19.62" N, 136° 52' 58.38" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133 Haines Hwy, Haines Junction YT Y0B 1L0, CA
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