Canadian Heritage Rivers System

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Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS)

Address:c/o Parks Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A0M5

Established: 1984. Description:Established by federal, provincial, and territorial governments to conserve and protect the best examples of Canada's river heritage, to give them national recognition, and to encourage the public to enjoy and appreciate them. Today, there are 39 Heritage Rivers across Canada, and more are being added to the system each year. Members: 15 (appointed by government).
Publications: Heritage Riverscapes Newsletter (annually); free. The Canadian Heritage Rivers System Annual Report (annually); free.

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But a recent report card on this watershed, which is part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, found its unspoiled ambience fraying, thanks largely to the influx of new settlers.
says its application to withdraw water from the Clearwater River falls within the Clearwater-Christian Rivers Management Plan guidelines for Canadian Heritage Rivers.
As a designated heritage river, the historic Hayes River system, stretching from York Factory on Hudson Bay to Norway House near Lake Winnipeg, has been added to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS).
The goal of the plan is to "complement and apply existing processes for cooperation and integrated resource management that will recognize, promote and sustain the natural heritage, cultural heritage and recreational values for which the Hayes River was nominated to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
Local citizens often champion the program, and may be responsible for the management of Canadian Heritage Rivers.
Canadian Heritage Rivers are the gems of Canada's vast array of rivers, beacons of our natural and cultural heritage.
On Sunday, 11 June 2006, at a ceremony held at the Fort Whyte Centre in Winnipeg, a plaque was unveiled designating the historic Hayes River as a Canadian Heritage River.
The combination of historical, cultural and natural significance of waterways and waterscapes led to the establishment of the Canadian Heritage Rivers Program in 1984.

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