Protecting our land – the Mishigamish in the Broadback Valley in Quebec
by Guest Blogger
April 29, 2013
- The Mishigamish protected area, part of theBroadback Valley Endangered Forest, will maintain intact and old-growth forests, high water quality, key wildlife habitat and quality areas for traditional Cree activities all of these important in sustaining the Cree way of life.
- The Mishigamish protected area is necessary to maintain forest-dwelling woodland caribou a species at risk - in the area. The protected area would contribute to advancing Qubecs objectives in its forest-dwelling caribou recovery strategy. In conjunction with adjacent protected areas, the Mishigamish protected area could contribute to a very large (> 10,000 km2) protected area for woodland caribou.