Comprehensive guide to logging and environmental issues in Temagami



Planned new logging

Logging block 30 

Wakimika Triangle

Logging admin units

Red Squirrel Road Again

Misabi Lands

Blockade History


Timiskaming   2001-2006

Temagami       1999-2004


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Photo: giant Temagami protest chainsaw from 1990

Saving Temagami

After 12 years of quiet in the heartland of Temagami, logging has targeted the Muskego Wildlands, Spirit Forest and Misabi Range.

  Old growth slated for cutting

  Ojibway sacred grounds to be logged

  Northerners support Temagami protection, poll

  Outfitters see economic damage

  Conservation reserve to get logging road

  Roadless areas targeted for logging

Maple Mountain logging slated for winter

Long the inviolable symbol of wild and pristine Temagami, slopes of the Maple Mountain range will be logged this winter.

Maple Mountain road and logging gets go-ahead

MNR reneges on road ban

Mountain logging surprise to many

Public comment extended

West side logging plans

New logging proposed for the west side of Temagami in the Sudbury district

A summer without logging?

No decision means no logging. How long will we wait? FOLLOWUP: Logging environmental assessment denied

Brace for logging expansion

The 2004-05 logging plan has been approved. Map

Logging roads push into Muskego Wildlands

New logging roads continue to push into Temagami's largest remaining unprotected roadless area.

Government forestry audit predicts return of conflict

A series of exposés from the independent audit produced for the Ontario government on forestry in Temagami. Part I  Part II  Part III

Clear-cuts visible from space

Satellite photo shows extent of clear-cutting

Ontario wants to increase logging 400 per cent,  most will be clear-cut

A series: MNR has released the first look at its new timber plan for 2004 to 2009 and most logging areas will be clear-cut. The plan also proposes to increase logging by 400 per cent over that of the last decade. 

Map: logging road expansion

Clear-cuts seen from space

Earthroots going to court to stop logging road across conservation reserve 

Earthroots filed suit against the proposed Bob Lake logging road. The road would be used to access blocks 30 and 46 from the Red Squirrel Road by crossing the Bob Lake Conservation Reserve.  UPDATE 

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Unprotected areas vulnerable to logging


Giant tree farm planned, warn youth camps


Logging plan preparation for western Temagami


71% of logging in illegal clear-cuts


Anti-enviros using hate letter


Conservation reserve illegally logged


Red Squirrel Road bridge burned


Spirit Rock logging not likely this winter


Red Squirrel Road graded for logging


Pine regeneration will be lost in logging


235-year-old red pine in logging area


Environmental Commissioner slams massive clear-cutting


Natives & supporters gather on threatened sacred grounds


Earthroots holding gathering near logging


Mathias hosting spiritual gathering at Spirit Rock


Canoe outfitters see local economy hurt by logging



Northerners want Temagami protected, poll says


Aboriginal ceremonies held to save sacred site


Illegal clear-cutting  in Temagami


New species of old growth to be logged


Clear-cut prohibition is a myth


Logging gets approval from MNR


Forestry fiefdom


Letters from North Bay Nugget -2


Letters from North Bay Nugget - 1


Logging near Sacred Rock called religious persecution


Wakimika Triangle logging opposed


Migratory birds harmed by logging


Temagami old growth threatened, says scientist


Red Squirrel Road rises from its grave


Ontario removes another hurdle to logging


Public opposes bigger clear-cuts: poll


Scientists oppose Ontario's clear-cutting plan

Logging near Sacred Rock called religious persecution 

Alex Mathias, the last Teme-Augama Anishnabai living on traditional family lands, sees the logging as a threat to his ancient rites.

Illegal clear-cutting is rampant 

MNR continues to break the rules. Illegal clear-cuts will cover an area larger than 8,500 football fields. 

MNR under investigation for illegal clear-cutting


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Forestry fiefdom

The hand of the Ontario government is applied unevenly, and guess who comes out sitting on the throne?

Environmentalists oppose logging, call for public's help

Earthroots sets out reasons for opposing logging and launches its action program.

Reading between the lines with MNR

MNR has been sending out a standard response to public comments voicing concern over the Sharp Rock logging. If you could read between the lines, this is what you'd learn.


Wakimika Triangle Old Growth Pine

Alex Mathias' Roots

Environmental History




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