Saturday, August 05, 2006

Temagami Callout

Your comments are needed by August 28th, 2006. Several years ago, Earthroots lobbied for the initiation of a planning process related to Temagami’s unique recreational, cultural and ecological resources. This process addresses the present and future management of these values – such as motorized access, the canoe route network, park zoning, visitor management, etc. This process is now in the “Management Options” stage, and we need you to take a stand and send a strong message to the government. There is a current posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) and comments are being accepted until August 28th, 2006. To view the posting please visit: You will find a PDF version of the Management Options Workbook by visiting Please fill this out and submit it to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) by August 28th (be sure to include the EBR registry number PB04E2003 on the front of the document to ensure that your submission is officially counted). You can also visit and click on the “Take Action for Temagami” button where you will find a template letter that you can copy and paste into a new document. You will then have the option of personalizing your submission before signing it and sending it via fax or regular mail. Please consider: Motorized access (especially via ATV) has been steadily expanding in the Temagami backcountry and must be curtailed and regulated to protect the region’s unique features. A road has no place whatsoever in a Wilderness Class Provincial Park such as Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater. MNR is considering an option whereby the management of crown lands and conservation reserves is put into the hands of private contractors. Don’t allow our public lands and forests to be further privatized! If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit or contact 416.599.0152x13. Make sure your comments are directed to both MNR and Earthroots:

Rick Calhoun, District Planner
MNR North Bay District
3301 Trout Lake Road
North Bay ON P1B 4L7
Phone: 705-475-5546
Fax: 705-475-5500

Victor Lorentz
401 Richmond St. W. Suite 410
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
Phone: 416-599-0152 x13
Fax: 416-340-2429

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