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Wolf Lake, located in the south-western part of the Temagami region, contains the largest contiguous old-growth red pine forest in the world. Towering red pines - some close to 300 years old - quartz cliffs, and sparkling blue lakes dominate the landscape. The old-growth red pines found at Wolf Lake are part of an endangered ecosystem that is estimated to persist on only 1.2% of its former extent.
The area around Wolf Lake has been permanently protected by the creation of the Chiniguchi Waterway Provincial Park. However, despite the fact that old-growth red pine forests are a globally endangered ecosystem, Wolf Lake has been excluded from the park. Wolf Lake is currently protected by “Forest Reserve” status, which means that logging is not permitted in the area. However, mining activity is still allowed in the heart of Wolf Lakes' ancient forests, and even on the lake bed itself.
Allowing mining exploration in the area poses serious risks to the ecosystem. Wolf Lake must be included in the Chiniguchi Waterway Provincial Park. Otherwise this precious and irreplaceable forest may be lost in the short term interests of the mining industry.
Earthroots has been campaigning to protect Wolf Lake since 2007 - nothing has changed with the protection status of this unique region since this video was made! It's time for the government to take action.
The recently formed Wolf Lake Coalition is a growing group of organizations and green businesses working together to permanently protect Wolf Lake. Visit the website here.