FORESTS FOR TOMORROW
An area located north of Lake Nipigon and east of Wabakimi Provincial Park has a special land use designation that prioritizes caribou, wildlife and remote tourism tourism, Crown Land Use Policy Atlas (CLUPA) 2616. These are under threat.
You can help support sustainable forestry and ensure adherence of the Wabadowgang Noopming Forest Management Plan to CLUPA 2616 by donating to the "Forests for Tomorrow" fund. Legal action may be required.
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Environment North Board member Bruce Hyer is leading the "Forests for Tomorrow" initiative.
Bruce is on the Local Citizens Committee (LCC) of the Planning Team for the Armstrong/Wabadowgang Noopming Forest. He is the Director and trip planner for Wabakimi Canoeing & Fishing Outfitters and a caribou scientist. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Armstrong Local Citizens Committee (LCC).
The Forests for Tomorrow Initiative:
At a minimum the proposed roads in CLUPA 2616 must be restricted to only temporary winter roads without gravel, and winter harvesting only!
- What happens adjacent to and near Wabakimi Park will have large effects on park values (e.g. remoteness, undue access to caribou habitat and delicate ecosystems, lake trout lakes, and up to 5 years of summertime noise by road-building, logging, and hauling, right next to Tamarack Lake and the Boiling Sand River inside the park)
- Some important caribou habitat outside of the park is at great risk, due to proposed new roads and clearcuts. MNRF’s own 2014 report says that caribou are at risk on the Armstrong Forest, and that harvesting should be shifted to areas of lower value habitat with few or no caribou present. But now MNRF would prefer to ignore this important report by its own biologists.
- Valuable remote tourism outposts outside the park near Caribou Lake are about to be made unsustainable by gravel road access.
Additional details coming soon.