Porcupine River


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Por·cu·pine River

 (pôr′kyə-pīn′)
A river, about 720 km (450 mi) long, rising in northwest Yukon Territory, Canada, and flowing north then west to the Yukon River in northeast Alaska.
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We have had a very long history of high compliance to that task, so it is a bit reassuring that what we discharge to Kidd Creek and the Porcupine River, and then the Mattagami River, is not environmentally harmful," he said.
Himself and a friend were there to witness the annual calving of the Porcupine caribou herd, named after the nearby Porcupine River, in traditional Inuvialuit territory through which Canada and Alaska drew their border.
In April 2003, wildlife biologist Heuer and filmmaker Leanne Allison, his wife, set out on a journey to document the round-trip migration of the porcupine caribou herd between the Porcupine River in Yukon territory and Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), an area targeted for exploration and drilling by oil companies.
Caribou in the giant Porcupine River herd in northwest Canada and Alaska are drowning as they cross rivers that normally are still ice when the animals migrate.
One hundred, twenty-nine thousand Barren Ground Caribou, the Porcupine River herd, yearly yearn toward their calving on the "Coastal Plain.
Another advantage to visiting the Refuge in early summer is the chance to witness one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles--the annual migration of the 130,000-strong Porcupine River caribou herd.
The editors provide biographies of the three Gwich'in guides, Lazarus Sittichinli and James Koe, who took the pair up the Rat, and David Elias, who directed their journey down the Porcupine River to Fort Yukon, and they fill in some history of the Gwich'in in the region, with whom the two travellers had relatively little contact.
A creek will also be constructed so it ties into Three Nations Creek, which discharges into the Porcupine River.
Melanie Griffin, the Sierra Club's director of land protection programs, says the oil development threatens the refuge's permafrost, which supports tiny cottongrass plants that are a critical summer food for the 129,000-strong Porcupine River caribou herd.
For 20,000 years, their culture and way of life have been intimately bound up with the Porcupine River caribou herd.