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Accession Number: 14-013

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Wendaban Stewardship Authority fonds. -- 1990-1994. -- 1.6 m of textual records. -- 2 VHS tapes. -- 20 mini-cassettes. -- 4 audio-cassettes. -- ca. 25 photographs. -- ca. 25 negatives.

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY

The Wendaban Stewardship Authority (WSA) was created through a Memorandum of Understanding of April, 1990 and an Addendum of May 23, 1991 in which the Ontario and Teme-Augama Anishnabai governments agreed to form a “Stewardship Council” with co-management jurisdiction over four geographic townships in the Sudbury/Nipissing district of northern Ontario: Acadia; Shelburne; Canton; and Delhi. The total land area is approximately 400 square kilometres. The area is located northwest of Lake Temagami and includes the shores of Lakes Wakimika, Diamond, and the northern part of Obabika. (Taken from promotional materials issued by the WSA).

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Fonds consists of correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, photographs, tapes of WSA meetings, news releases, newspaper articles, legal documents, and publicity materials pertaining to the WSA. Also included are background documents and discussion papers for the Forestry/Land Use Management Plan developed by the WSA, and research materials (primarily photocopies) pertaining to forests and logging, fish and fisheries, wildlife, biodiversity and environmental matters.

NOTES

Restrictions: Permission of Archivist required.

Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of James A. Morrison, second Chair of the WSA, before being donated to Trent University in 2014.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from James A. Morrison in 2014.

General Notes: This fonds was received with detailed lists of contents for each box. The order of folders and their headings have been maintained as received.

FINDING AID

Box 1Folder

1. Photos (and negatives) of pine cut area within WSA
2. Indenture: Temagami Treading Company Limited and WSA, 1992; correspondence, 1994
3. News releases, 1993
4. Terms of reference
5. Forest Stewardship Plan Report of Public Meeting, 13 February 1993
6. Wendaban Stewardship area plans
7. Day file – letters sent out, 1993-1994
8. Executive committee, 1993
9. Zoning, 1992-1994
10. Enforcement, 1993-1995
11. Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)/WSA fire agreement, 1992
12. Press clippings, 1992-1994
13. Wabakimi boundary issue, 1993-1995
14. World Wildlife Fund Canada – forest stewardship, 1998-1999
15. Lady Evelyn Wilderness Alliance, 1981-1996

Loose in box:
Wendaban Stewardship Authority 20-Year Forest Stewardship Plan, July 1, 1994 to June 31, 2014
Wendaban Stewardship Authority 20-Year Forest Stewardship Plan, April 1, 1994 to March 31, 2014

White envelope:
VHS (2): MCTV news items re: Forest Stewardship Plan
Mini-cassettes (20), most unlabeled; one labelled “WSA & lawyers conversation [July] 93”
Audio cassettes (4): labelled Tape 1 and Tape 2 “11 Feb. General meeting”; and Tape 1 and Tape 2 “13 March /92”
Slides (1): group of Indigenous people
Roll of slides, unidentified

Box 2

WSA meeting minutes, 1991-1992 (1 binder)
Comprehensive Planning Council (CPC) meeting minutes, 1991-1992 (1 binder)
WSA/CPC/MNR minutes of joint meetings, 1992 (1 binder)
General meetings: minutes, 1991-1992 (1 binder)
General meetings: minutes, 1993-1994 (1 binder)
Lands and Resources Committee meeting minutes, 1992-1993 (1 binder)
Comments on Draft Forest Stewardship Plan (1 folder)

Box 3

Folder

1-4: Untitled folders comprised of various documents: minutes, agendas, correspondence, budgetary details, pamphlets, etc., ca. 1993-1995
5. Wilderness issues, 1995-1996
6. Abitibi model forest – settlement surveys, 1989-1994
7. Meeting agendas, 1991-1994
8. Meetings schedule, 1992
9. Meetings Minute circulation, 1992-1993
10. Jurisdiction, 1991-1992 (includes papers and discussion re black bear populations, hunting, etc.)
11. Jurisdiction: bear management agreement, 1992-1994
12. Newspaper articles, 1993
13. Public relations, 1993
14. Communications, 1994
15. Communications, logo (included original logo design), Communications news releases
16. Three items:
Temagami Island Trail Guide
Obabika Lake Trail Guide
Map of Canada titled “Drainage Basins”, The National Atlas of Canada. Canada, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Inland Waters Branch. Surveys and Mapping Branch, 1971

Loose in box (published items pertaining to Temagami area):
“Temagami Advisory Council Report, January 1, 1989 to May 22, 1991”
“Natural Resource Inventory and Evaluation Study for the Teme-Augama Anishnabai: A Proposal for Consulting Services” ca. 1977
“Forest Planning: The Leading Edge”, Ontario Forestry Research Committee Symposium, 1991
Acid Precipitation in Ontario Study: Acid Sensitivity of Lakes in Ontario, APIOS Report No. 001/83, Ministry of the Environment, ca. 1983

Box 4

Folder

1. “Office” – re logos and lettering, 1992
2. Operations: fire reports, 1993
3. Operations: gates (re authority for keys), 1992
4. Operations: patrol reports, 1991-1992
5. Operations: patrol reports (MNR), 1993
6. Operations: patrol reports (WSA), 1993-1994
7. Operations: patrol reports, 1992-[1994]
8. Records Management File Schedule, 1992
9. Temagami Advisory Council Report, January 1, 1989 to May 22, 1991 (Ontario Comprehensive Planning Council)
10. Fishing licenses, 1993
11. Reference: White Bear Forest (n.d. – after 1980)
12. Geological Study of Delhi Township (Delhi Pacific Mines Limited)
13. Reference: Ken Koski – Baitfish, 1993
14. Aerial photographs of Temagami area
15. Correspondence, 1994
16. Temagami and District Chamber of Commerce correspondence, 1994
17. Stakeholders: Algonquin Forest Authority, 1992-1993
18. Arctic Centre News, 1991-1992
19. Stakeholders: Canada Post, 1992
20. Stakeholders: Patrick Matakala, 1992-1994
21. Latchford “Moose Call”, 1993
22. Stakeholders: Ministry of Labour, 1992
23. Stakeholders: MNR agreements, 1994
24. Lawrence Twain, 1994
25. Stakeholders: “The Masinahigan”, 1992
26. Town of Latchford presentation (horse logging), 1993
27. Miscellaneous WSA material (correspondence, minutes, etc.); includes Goulard Lumber Co., ca. 1991-1994
28. Stakeholders: Earthroots, 1994
29. Stakeholders: Forest Policy Panel, 1992
30. Stakeholders: Comprehensive Planning Council, 1991-1994
31. Dispute resolution, 1994
32. Elk Lake Community Forest, 1994
33. Stakeholders: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, 1993
34. Stakeholders: MNR, 1992-1994
35. WSA reviews by Heather Ross, letter from Jennifer Sells, 1994
36. Stakeholders: MNR fees and forms, 1991
37. Stakeholders: MNR office, 1992-1994
38. Stakeholders: Ministry of Revenue, 1992
39. Stakeholders: WSA Policy and Procedures, 1992-1993
40. Letters from the public, 1993-1994
41. Public review of draft Forest Stewardship Plan, 1994
42. Office of the Chief Negotiator (Ontario), 1993-1994
43. Stakeholders: Old Growth Policy Advisory Committee, 1992-1994
44. Stakeholders: Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat (includes material related to the 1994/1995 Contribution Agreement between the ONAF and the WSA for the completion of the Forest Stewardship Plan), 1991-1994
45. Ecological Sensitivity to Disturbance Rating, 1993

Box 5

Folder

1. Forest Stewardship Plan: studies, reports, 1992-1994
2. Stakeholders: Smith, Byck & Grant, 1993-1994
3. Forest Stewardship Plan: studies, 1992-1994
4. Forest Stewardship Plan: studies, questionnaire, 1992
5. Office equipment, photocopier, 1992-1993
6. Forest Stewardship Plan: studies, 1992-1993
7. Studies, reports, boundaries, ca. 1992
8. Stakeholders: The Temagami Talker, 1992-1994
9. Stakeholders: WSA annual reports
10. Wildlands League, 1993
11. Stakeholder: WSA background, 1992-1994
12. Office lease, 1992
13. WSA minutes, 1991-1992
14. Forest Stewardship Plan: cultural heritage
15. Training and Development workshops, retreat, 1992
16. Office logistics, 1992
17. Forest Stewardship Plan: public meeting, 1993
18. Public comments on Forest Stewardship Plan, 1993

Box 6

Folder

1. Silviculture records [1980-1990]: Temagami unit, Latchford unit, Canton & Delhi townships, Acadia & Shelburne
2. Stakeholders: Trent University, 1992-1993
3. Stakeholders: Temagami Planning Board, 1991-1992
4. Stakeholders: Temagami First Nation, 1993-1994
5. Stakeholders: Temagami Lakes Association, 1994
6. Forest Stewardship Plan: areas of natural and scientific interest, 1992
7. Stakeholders: Temagami Augama Anishabai, 1991-1994
8. Stakeholders: Temagami Augama Anishabai, 1992-1993
9. Stakeholders: Temagami Augama Anishabai, 1992-1993
10. Stakeholder: Revenue Canada, 1992-1993
11. Work contract: traditional knowledge project, 1993
12. Legal status of Red Squirrel Road extension, 1990-1992
13. Studies: Forest Stewardship Plan public meeting, 1992
14. Studies: Forest Stewardship Plan, university project proposal, 1992
15. Forest Stewardship Plan public meetings, 1992
16. Forest Stewardship Plan public meeting, 1992
17. Forest Stewardship Plan, wildlife, 1993
18. Forest Stewardship Plan, fish information, 1993
19. Legal documents, 1993
20. Communication: media coverage, 1993
21. Communication: thank you letter, 1992
22. Forest Stewardship Plan, meeting and workshop, 1993
23. Communication: media, 1992-1994
24. Communication: news releases, 1992
25. Communication: brochure, 1992-1993
26. Canoe route – bike route: permission to use routes with WSA, 1994
27. Canoe route maintenance, 1993-1994
28. Land use application, Peter Herburger, 1993
29. Applications: Makominising group, 1993-1994
30. Applications: Bates Dock, 1992
31. Applications: MNR – canoe route maintenance, 1992-1992
32. Applications: Beth Mairs, 1993
33. Northern Bait, 1993
34. Applications: MNR, 1993
35. Land use – Rutheen Taylor, 1993
36. Lloyd Larocque, 1992-1993
37. Land use, Fran Bowen, 1993
38. Applications: Goulard Lumber, 1991-1994
39. Applications: Grant Forest Products, 1991-1992
40. Applications: Woody Becker, 1991
41. Applications: MNR tree plant, 1991-1992
42. Applications: MNR – Canoe route maintenance, 1993
43. Applications: Carrie Neuman, 1991
44. Applications: Brinkman & Associates, 1991
45. Applications: Ket-Chun-Eny Lodge, 1991
46. Applications: Jeremy Shute, 1992
47. Applications: Blue Demon Lodge, 1992
48. Applications: Gouland Lumber, 1992-1993
49. Applications: Peter Baits, 1991-1992
50. Applications: Peter Quinby, 1990-1993
51. Application handling policy, 1992
52. Administration: insurance, 1992-1993
53. Studies: Winter Wildlife Study, 1993
54. Training and site visits, 1991-1992
55. Training and workshop facilitation, 1992
56. Wildlife study, fish, 1993

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