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PostPosted: August 6th, 2010, 10:14 am 
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From the Friends of Temagami:



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Sturgeon River Provincial Park’s future is secure

Thursday, 05 August 2010 15:20

August 4, 2010

Press Release—Sturgeon River Provincial Park’s future is secure



The Friends of Temagami are pleased with an agreement that protects the

Sturgeon River Provincial Park while allowing forestry operations to continue in

the Sudbury Forest.



Early in 2009, a new bridge was proposed for the last roadless stretch of the

Sturgeon River. Large clearcuts were also planned adjacent to the Park.



Working with Vermillion Forest Management, the Ministry of Natural Resources,

and Northwatch, Friends of Temagami was able to ensure that no new bridge

would cross the Sturgeon River. We were also able to significantly reduce

clearcutting adjacent to the park. These compromises were made solely through

discussion and dialogue, not confrontation and protest.



Friends of Temagami President Alex Broadbent said, “We are encouraged by this

outcome. The time and effort expended by both sides to reach this agreement

signals a new relationship between the forest industry and environmentalists in

Northeastern Ontario.”



The Sturgeon River Provincial Park protects 33.5 km2 of the Sturgeon River

watershed, 60 km northeast of Sudbury. Historically, the river was a travel route

for First Nations and loggers. Today, the waterway park is popular with

whitewater canoe trippers and hikers. The park features many waterfalls,

campsites, and scenic lookouts. It is the main inflow to Lake Nipissing.



Friends of Temagami is a Northern Ontario-based, all-volunteer environmental

organization. Our aim is to conserve wilderness and promote quiet recreation

across the greater Temagami region.


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