Update December 30, 2009:
Thank you for sharing why Nahanni is important to you. Many participants expressed how special a place Nahanni is, for reasons such as the spectacular and undisturbed wilderness and wildlife, a premier canoeing destination, the traditional homelands of Aboriginal communities, and as an example of a cooperative conservation initiative that contributes to Canada’s network of protected areas.
Original question (posted November 19, 2009):
For some people the Nahanni watershed is home, for others it provides world-class wilderness recreational activities, for others it is an important protected area for wildlife. What do you value most about the Nahanni National Park Reserve? What is your personal connection to Nahanni?
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firstname.lastname@example.org Comment 15
6:44am, 10 January 2010
I was raised on tales of the Nahanni. My father, John Norgaard, was a prospector on the Flat River, off the Nahanni, and a trapper in what was then known as the Headless Valley. He spoke of the falls, and the lake at the summet, and Failey, Kraus, the Turner and Lindbergs were his contemporaries. I took the canoe trip in 2007 to visit the places I had heard so much about. The scenery is spectacular and the area should be preserved as it is unique.