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Report Released: 10 Reasons to Protect Wolf Lake Forever

A report was released today exposing two decades of errors and omissions behind the failure to protect Wolf Lake. The report, Ten Reasons to Protect Wolf Lake Forever, describes:

Wolf Lake, located in the south-western part of the greater Temagami region, contains the largest known contiguous ancient red pine forest in the world. Towering red pines – some as old as 300 years – quartzite 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 remain on only 1.2% of its original range.

Currently, Wolf Lake is only protected from logging. Mining activity, however, are still allowed in the heart of the old-growth forest, and even the bed of Wolf Lake itself. Mining would impact the entire Chiniguchi river system, breaking the connectivity for recreation, wildlife, and ecological integrity. Mining threatens the ecosystem and the health of the entire Chiniguchi watershed.

The report states that, “The Wolf Lake ancient pine landscape must be fully protected. Otherwise this precious and irreplaceable forest could be lost.”

Take action to protect Wolf Lake by:

1. Signing the petition to Ontario Premier McGuinty and Minister Bartolucci of Northern Development and Mines,

2. Share the report and petition with your friends, and tweet #SaveWolfLake,

3. Learn more by visiting EarthRoots website and watch the Save Wolf Lake video