Description

The Wabakimi Area includes all of Wabakimi Provincial Park, Attwood River Conservation Reserve, Mojikit Conservation Reserve, Whitesand Provincial Park, Kopka River Provincial Park, Obonga-Ottertooth Provincial Park, Brightsand River Provincial Park, the portion of Upper English River Conservation Reserve between Pipio Lake and Metionga Lake and the portion of Albany River Provincial Park between Osnaburgh Lake and Abazotikichuan Lake, all of which are managed by Ontario Parks. It also includes portions of the Caribou, English River, Black Spruce, Lake Nipigon and Ogoki Forest Management Units (FMUs) as defined and managed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF).

Secondary Highways 599, 811 and 527, present and future primary and secondary forest access roads and the Canadian National Railway are recognised as being integral to the area, regional and national transportation infrastructure. The existence of the First Nation communities of Whitesand and Collins (Namaygoosisagagun) within the Wabakimi Area and the nearby communities of New Osnaburgh (Mishkeegogamang), Ojibway Nation of Saugeen and Fort Hope (Eabametoong First Nation) are recognised and the traditional and treaty rights and privileges of their members is acknowledged and respected.

The boundary of the Wabakimi Area may be more particularly described as:

COMMENCING at the junction of Highway 599 and the Canadian National Railway right-of-way in the unincorporated community of Savant Lake, Ontario;

THENCE northerly along Secondary Highway 599 to Rat Rapids on Osnaburgh Lake;

THENCE easterly along the north shore of Osnaburgh Lake and the northern boundary of Albany River Provincial Park to the eastern extremity of Abizotikichuan Lake;

THENCE across the Albany River and westerly along the south shore of Abizotikitchuan Lake to the Opichuan River;

THENCE southerly along the east shore of the Opichuan River to Kagianagami Lake;

THENCE southerly then westerly along the east shore of Kagianagami Lake to the Opichuan River;

THENCE southerly then easterly along the east shore of the Opichuan River to Mahamo Lake;

THENCE easterly along the north shore of Mahamo Lake;

THENCE southeasterly to the west shore of French Lake;

THENCE easterly along the north shore of French Lake and French Creek to the Ogoki River;

THENCE across the Ogoki River and westerly along the south shore of the Ogoki River to the Ogoki Reservoir;

THENCE easterly along the south shore of the Ogoki Reservoir to the Mojikit Channel;

THENCE southerly along the east shore of the Mojikit Channel and Mojikit Lake to the Summit Dam;

THENCE southerly along the east shore of the Little Jackfish River via South Summit, Stork, Moule and Zigzag Lakes to the Canadian National Railway (CNR) right-of-way;

THENCE westerly along the CNR right-of-way to the northwest corner of Windigo Bay Provincial Park;

THENCE southerly along the western boundary of Windigo Bay Provincial Park to Lake Nipigon;

THENCE southerly along the west shore of Lake Nipigon to the Kopka River;

THENCE across the mouth of the Kopka River to the southern boundary of Kopka River Provincial Park;

THENCE westerly along the southern boundary of Kopka River Provincial Park to Obonga Lake;

THENCE westerly along the southern boundary of Obonga-Ottertooth Provincial Park to the south shore of Kashishibog Lake;

THENCE westerly along the south shore of Kashishibog Lake and Kashishibog River to Little Sparkling Lake;

THENCE westerly along the south shore of Little Sparkling Lake to the Graham Road;

THENCE southerly along the Graham Road to the Brightsand River;

THENCE westerly then northerly along the western boundary of Brightsand River Provincial Park to Metionga Lake;

THENCE westerly along the southern boundary of Upper English River Conservation Reserve to Pipio Lake;

THENCE northerly along the west shores of Blackbird Lake, Dunne Lake and Sassafras Lake to Seseganaga Lake;

THENCE southeasterly along the south shore of Seseganaga Lake and northerly via Jagged Lake to Vista Lake;

THENCE northerly along the west shores of Vista Lake, Vanessa Lake, Wellington Lake, Queens Lake and Beckington Lake to the Canadian National Railway right-of-way; and

THENCE westerly along the Canadian National Railway right-of-way to the point of beginning.




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