Hunting and Fishing
The Temagami First Nation citizens passed Resolution 0515-001 Hunting Fishing Dakimenan at a community meeting May 31, 2015.
Further to the resolution, the Lands & Resources Department has net tags available. Please come into the Temagami First Nation – Lands & Resources office and see Carolyn to obtain tags. Any questions on Community Resolution please contact Robin Koistinen at 705-237-8600.
Gull Creek Habitat Restoration
History of the Site
Gull Creek shoal and creek mouth was once a very productive walleye spawning site on Lake Temagami, and traditionally used by the people of N’Daki Menan for hundreds of years. In the 1960’s Gull Creek was reshaped and altered into a log chute for the transportation of logs from Gull Lake to Lake Temagami, in which the entire creek including the spawning site had been destroyed. This was believed to be done by the removal of substrate and cobble from the creek bed to deepen the creek causing the channel to flow more rapidly and disperse more fine sediments downstream.
The Gull Creek Habitat Restoration is an initiative set out by community members to restore Gull Creek and shoal back to being productive walleye spawning habitat. The initiative, which was led by project coordinator Dan Mongrain, started out in 2016 with the collaboration of Dan and Water First (formerly known to as Tin Roof Global). Water First is a charity that deals with child education on water and initiatives to help First Nations with water related projects and training. Over the course of two years, a lot of time and work has gone into the site to recreate the former spawning shoal and regenerating enough flow to keep the spawning site oxygenated enough for spawning success.
The TFN Lands and Resources Department has had the opportunity to assess the site, plans drafted and work completed along with collaborating with its project coordinator on the next steps for Gull Creek. This site restoration has also made work for youth in the community, along with introducing the youth to stream and spawning site restoration. The 2017 stewardship program also took youth out to work on stream rehabilitation on site. Now that the project is in its final stages post monitoring will continue to happen along with walleye regeneration initiatives at the site.