In July, 2009, I assisted with field surveys for a proposed hydro project near Hyder, on the Canadian border. My…2009 | Richard Carstensen | 85 pages
North Misty Fiords province is dominated by steep-walled granitic fiords and narrow valleys with highly fragmented stringers of conifer forest. It has the lowest percentage of productive old growth—17%—of any province except the 4 northernmost. Most of the province is designated National Monument/Wilderness, and is typical of such ‘set-asides’ in having high scenic and low timber values.
Joonák, dreaming (Unuk River) drains about 900 square miles of interior British Columbia. Its watershed, while much smaller than that of the 3 principle mountain-penetrating rivers of Southeast—the Stikine, Taku, and Alsek/Tatshenshini—does merit the name ‘transboundary,’ as it connects to BC through a low-elevation valley. Climate is colder here than in South Misty province— described next—and topography is more rugged. Elevations reach 6000 feet above Soule Glacier near Hyder.
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