James Bay Basin
Spanning two provinces and bordering the territory of Nunavut, the coast of James Bay and the North French River watershed has supported a wide array of wildlife and the traditional culture of the Moose Cree Nation and Cree Nation for millennia.
In Ontario, the water from the North French River is clean enough to drink. However, the area is at risk from prospective industrial activities like logging and mining that threaten the purity of its waters.
The North French is home to species at risk such as Boreal Caribou, Rusty Blackbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher and Common Nighthawk, as well as an abundance of migratory birds and fish.
Nature Canada stands with the Moose Cree First Nation in Ontario and the Cree Nation Government in Quebec, who are leading efforts to protect this rich habitat of towering pines, swift rivers and arctic waters.