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Temagami Draft Forestry Plan released
Thursday, 04 September 2008 00:00
Earthroots calls for delay

60-day comment period runs to November 3

The Ministry of Natural Resources released Temagami’s Draft 10-year Forest Management Plan for 2009-2019 yesterday amidst controversy.

Earthroots has called for a delay to the planning so that public concerns can be addressed.

In July, Temagami’s Local Citizens Committee, a MNR-appointed advisory board representing a broad cross-section of special interest groups, voted to condemn the draft plan. Such action is unprecedented in Ontario.

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FOT now on Facebook
Monday, 11 August 2008 00:00
Friends of Temagami now has a Facebook group! Why not join? There’s discussions, the Wall, photos, and upcoming events. Post a video, share a thought. What it becomes is largely up to you. You’ll need a Facebook account, if you don’t already have one. You’ll find the group here. There’s even a page for the Changing of the Seasons Ceremony, September 13-14 on Obabika Lake.

With 62 members and growing, we’re hoping that some of the Facebook members, who are perhaps new to FOT, will take the leap and become active contributors to the FOT’s mission.

 
4700 km of Canoe Routes Identified in Temagmi
Thursday, 07 August 2008 00:00

A recent study by the Friends of Temagami has identified over 4700 kilometres of canoe routes in Temagami. This is almost double the officially-recognized government figure of 2400 km. Also identified were 1300 km of winter-only travel routes.

Using the Historical Map of Temagami by Craig MacDonald, the Temagami Canoe Routes map published by the MNR, Canoeing Kayaking and Hiking Temagami by Hap Wilson, and records from camps, outfitters, and guides, the FOT has painted a picture far different from what the MNR would have us believe.

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Update on Cottage Lot Development by Francis Boyes
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 00:00

In a push to increase property tax revenue, the municipality of Temagami is investigating three lakes along the Highway 11 corridor to determine their suitability for cottage development. Preliminary results of the Lot Creation study process, including water quality and shoreline recognizance findings, were presented at public meetings in Temagami and Marten River on July 28.

The municipality had originally chosen a larger number of lakes for their cottage potential, but several were dropped owing to the MNR’s development ban on lakes with self-sustaining lake trout populations. Other lakes in which the MNDM identified the surrounding area as having high mineral potential are also off-limits. Lakes that remain in the study include Olive, Brophy, and Marian.

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