Environmental Preservation

 

 

Photo: Protester Andy Pepall sat in this tree outside the Premier of Ontario's office for two days, 1990

Protester Andy Pepall sat in this tree outside the Premier of Ontario's office for two days, 1990.

Photo: Earthroots

Which Temagami Is That?

Part of the problem, or the solution to the environmental conflict is defining the area. There is no park or single topography that can neatly define Temagami on a map. 

For  environmentalists, Temagami is the wilderness area bounded by Highway 11, Montreal River, Sturgeon River and Temagami River. 

For canoeists, Temagami is the wilderness and more, the lakes and rivers west to Chiniguchi and Wanapitei, and north up the Montreal River.

The Teme-Augama Nation call Temagami a 10,000-square-kilometer area with the wilderness at its centre. It stretches from River Valley on the south end up to Matachewan village on the north end. 

For residents of the village of Temagami, it is another area, one that can only reached by highways and ex-logging roads and ATV trails, much of it on the east side of Highway 11. 

For islanders and residents living on Lake Temagami, it is Lake Temagami. 

And for the government of Ontario, it is an artificial district that has no bearing on any of the above. 

Milestones in Environmental Preservation

A timeline of the dramatic events.

Environment Groups

Friends of Temagami

Earthroots

Northwatch

Wildlands League

Photo: Flyer from Temagami Wilderness Society, 1987

Flyer from Temagami Wilderness Society, 1987

Flyer from Temagami Wilderness Society, 1987.

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