The Thaidene Nëné area is a celebrated cultural landscape with rich wildlife populations and unique geography located at the eastern end of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. The Thaidene Nëné study area is approximately 33,690 km2.
Ts’ude niline Tu’eyeta (Tsoo-den-ee-len Too-yuh-ta), or Ramparts River and Wetlands, is an area of prime northern boreal forest approximately 15,000 km2 in size. It is a rich cultural area that lies west of the Mackenzie River and the community of Fort Good Hope.
Łue Túé Sųlái (Clue-way Two-eh Tsu-lie) is also known as the Five Fish Lakes. It includes Ezáa Łue Túe (Ekali Lake), Tł’onie Túé (Sanguez Lake), Tłįtętįį (Gargan Lake), Dechį Náʔa (Deep Lake) and Tthets’éhk’e’ (McGill Lake). The area is located in the Dehcho Region near Jean Marie River and is approximately 180 km² in size.
Ejié Túé Ndáde (Eh-jzhe-twé-in-DA-deh), also known as Buffalo Lake, River and Trails, is an area of approximately 2,180 km² in the southeastern corner of the Dehcho region. The candidate area includes the western portion of Ejié Túé (Buffalo Lake) and Ejié Túé Dehé (Buffalo River).