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The Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS) is Canada's national river conservation program. It promotes, protects and enhances Canada's river heritage, and ensures that Canada's leading rivers are sustainably managed. Read more...

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A new charter for the Canadian Heritage Rivers System


In September 2014, the Honourable Randy Delorey, Nova Scotia’s Environment Minister, announced the renewal of the Canadian Heritage Rivers Charter on behalf of all ministers participating in this federal-provincial-territorial collaborative program.  


The Canadian Heritage Rivers System Charter renews the commitment of governments to the program, and also describes its vision and founding principles, including the recognition of Aboriginal and landowner rights.


The Canadian Heritage Rivers System Charter