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Post Number: 82
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 3:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

isn't that supposed to be logged out soon? or is there hope that there will be a buffer zone around the portage?
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Post Number: 563
Registered: 02-2004

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

It hasn't been logged yet, but should be sometime this working year when the ground is dry. MNR's policy requires it to protect an existing portage. The test is simply to go out and look for one. It will permit logging it over if one isn't found. Nastawgan Network, by maintaining the portages, is ensuring they can be found and requiring MNR to adhere to its own policies.

This is a good time to let MNR know they are there and should be protected. Nastawgan Network is protecting our heritage. The group should be congratulated and given your support.
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Post Number: 84
Registered: 02-2004

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hear hear
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Credit particularly should be given to Nastawgan Network cofounder and local guide Bob Olajos who hustled out there immediately after ice out and cleared the trails.

Please consider joining the Network. There are no obligations or dues. Simply adding your name to the member list strengthens the organization in its efforts.

We welcome the participation of anyone interested in the Nastawgan and route rehabilitation.
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Post Number: 83
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 6:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

by the way, if anyone is interested in a detailed map of the cuts, i have it
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2006 - 11:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post


Thank-you for the kind words and for showing an interest in The Network and our traditions in wilderness heritage in Temagami.

As stated in the News Brief; The old portages (nastawgan) in the Reuben-Paul-Breeze-Rabbit area have been brushed out as the first step toward recognition by the MNR. Our feeling was that if we were to ask for Area of Concern reserves on these portages, we had better make sure we knew exactly where they are, and we had better make sure they are in good shape.

We can now proudly say that this first step is accomplished. The next step is to send this information along to the MNR and request that Area of Concern reserves be applied to these portages.

This is where you can help. Would you please write a letter or email, or make a phone call to the District Forester, Don Farintosh? I've included his address below. In your letter, request that, "Area of Concern operational prescriptions be applied to the portages identified by The Nastawgan Network in Block 58."

This portage work will in no way stop the clearcutting of Block 58, nor was it ever intended to. The only aim is to preserve the portages in this area with a 30 m reserve and 30 to 60 m modified buffer on each side.

Thank you for your interest in this issue. It is good to know that our message is getting out.

Again, please do contact Mr. Farintosh at the MNR.

Bob Olajos
for the Nastawgan Network

MNR Contact Info:
Don Farintosh, RPF
District Forester, Temagami District
Ministry of Natural Resources
3301 Trout Lake Road
North Bay, ON
P1A 4L7
1 (800) 667-1940
1 (705) 475-5550

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Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006 - 11:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Recently I loctaed the trail between Reuben and Paul and found it to be passable. Thanks Bob for reopening this route.
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 03-2004

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post


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