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January/February 2011 issue

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Thanks to God this conservation area, is well cared and preserved in Canada. That is one the most beautiful lands in the world. I came from U.S. and it is easy to appreciate and value the purity of the air, water and natural resources of this beautiful place. God bless Canada.

Submitted by Sandy on Monday, August 3, 2015

An interesting step to make in conserving, yet creating an accessible and flourishing environment would be to integrate conservation policies and Indigenous knowledge. Imagine the land being habited by people, but in a responsible and ethical manner. Taking from the land only what can be sustained, and living off the land to promote a healthy human-nature interaction.

Submitted by Ruby on Monday, March 9, 2015

Very informative article. I lived on Porcupine Creek for a # of years and enjoyed our "wild back yard" good to know that it will still be preserved.

Submitted by Gwen on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I made a living off this piece of ground for 22 years. Darkwoods was a great employer! The NCC purchase was financed by the Federal Government with my tax dollars. The NCC and politicians promised us “no job loss”, but I lost my job, my lifes work and retirement immediately. If anyone else had acquired the property I would have still had a job, and value from my life’s work. There is no words for how I feel about the purchase.

Submitted by Robert Cull on Sunday, January 6, 2013

Here's a novel idea: close the whole area to human usage and development of any kind. Leave the trees and animals be. Make no attempt to manage the area other than to keep people out. Allow what's there to exist for its own sake. Once every 100 years, send someone in, just to see what a truly wild area of the world looks like. And protect that in perpetuity.

Submitted by Kim on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

If that's really a brook (see previous comment) - than there's no need to catch & release. They're non-native and displace native trout. Catch & keep, all you can! Great article.

Submitted by Michael on Saturday, February 5, 2011

You've got a beautiful picture of a trout on page 54 of the Jan/Feb 2011 magazine. Unfortunately the fish is incorrectly identified as a bull trout. It is actually a brook trout with the characteristic red spots with blue halos, pronounced white leading edges on its lower fins and an orange belly. It is also known widely as a speckled trout. It's not a true trout but in fact a member of the char family. The first brookie I ever caught was on the famous Kispiox River in Northern BC. I was young and inexperienced but thankfully let the beauty go as I have with all brookies since caught.

Mark Tetreau
Kamloops, BC

Submitted by Mark Tetreau on Monday, January 31, 2011

I appreciated learning about this organization and the work they are doing for conservancy of our beautiful Canadian lands. Since I am planning a trip out West this summer, Pluto Darkwoods is on our agenda. Finally, it was nice to see pictures of Cochrane ON since we live in Moonbeam which is an hour away. I enjoy the boreal forests year around.

Submitted by Nicole Roy on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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