Month: February 2018


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Broadback Watershed Conservation Plan

The Broadback River Conservation Area is a large scale, regional conservation project. It is an initiative between the Cree communities of Waswanipi, Nemaska, Ouje-Bougoumou, Mistissini and Waskaganish in collaboration with the Cree Regional Authority/Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee). Find out more  

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Wemindji Protected Areas Partnership

Our project originated as a partnership between the Cree Nation of Wemindji on the coast of James Bay in Northern Quebec and an interdisciplinary team of researchers associated with McGill University’s School of Environment. It has grown to include researchers at Concordia University and the University of Manitoba, and to

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Proposed Ministikawatin Peninsula Biodiversity Reserve

The proposed Ministikawatin peninsula biodiversity reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region, between 51°09’ and 51°40’ latitude north and 78°59’ and 79°31’ longitude west. It is situated 40 km west of the territory of the community of Waskaganish.It lies within the territory of municipalité de Baie-James. Download PDF

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Proposed North Harricana River Aquatic Reserve

The proposed North Harricana river aquatic reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec region, between 50°11’ and 51°00’ latitude north and 79°07’ and 79°20’ longitude west. It is situated to the south of James Bay, roughly 110 km north-north-west of ville de Matagami. It lies within the territory of municipalité de

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Proposed Upper Harricana Aquatic Reserve

The proposed Upper Harricana aquatic reserve is located between 48°46’ and 50°14’ north latitude and 77°58’ and 78°58’ west longitude. Most of the proposed aquatic reserve lies within the territory of Municipalité de Baie-James, in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region. The upstream part of the proposed aquatic reserve crosses Municipalité de

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Proposed Boatswain Bay Biodiversity Reserve

The proposed Boatswain Bay biodiversity reserve is located in the southeast James Bay region, 30 km north of Waskaganish. It lies within the territory of the Baie-James Municipality, to which the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement applies, and covers an area of 108.7 km². The area is in the

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Parc National Tursujuq

On the eastern coast of Hudson Bay not far from the Inuit community of Umiujaq, this park covers a phenomenal 26,107 square kilometres and includes many exceptional attractions. The Parc national Tursujuq is moreover located in the transition zone between boreal forest and tundra and possesses vestiges of human occupation

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Apishikimiish Proposal (former Lac Bienville)

Former Lac Bienville proposal (new proposal known as Apishikimiish is not completed) Quick fact about Apishikimiish (Lac Beeville): Although the lake is very large, it is smaller than Clearwater Lake and the Seal Lakes. It is therefore referred to in Cree as the “Smaller-Large Lake” The lake extends 100 km

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Assinica National Park Proposal

The Assinica national park reserve spans 3193 km2 in the boreal forest. This protected area is located approximately 20 km north of the Cree village of Oujé-Bougoumou and north of the town of Chapais. Close to one-fifth of this national park reserve is composed of bodies of water, the largest

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Proposed Lac-Dana biodiversity reserve

The proposed Lac-Dana biodiversity reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region, between 50°46’ and 51°0’ north latitude and 77°3’ and 77°27’ west longitude. It is situated some 115 kilometres to the north-east of Matagami and some 97 kilometres to the south-east of the Cree village of Waskaganish. It covers

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