Saving the World's Largest Old Growth Red Pine Forest

Located in Ontario, Canada, Wolf Lake faces the threat of mining for the next 21 years

(Produced by Rob Nelson)

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In an email to The Sudbury Star earlier this week, Flag Resources’ spokesman Murdo McLeod confirmed the company has not been active in the lease area, but plans to open a Sudbury office “soon.”

Nelson, who has been coming to Wolf Lake since 2006, is an avid photographer and has led many canoe trips throughout the area. After taking photographs of many of the remote places within Wolf Lake, he produced a slideshow and posted it online.

“I was able to act as a resource for a lot of the visuals to show people what the area is like,” said Nelson.

From the recognition he gained through his slideshow, Nelson became the creative director for the Wolf Lake Coalition and came up with the idea of putting a video together. Working with two other photographers, Nelson spent five days shooting 27,000 photographs of different locations around Wolf Lake within the threatened area. He then stitched the photographs together using computer software to create the final timelapse video you see above.

The battle for Wolf Lake continues and with the recent discovery of 210 species in the area and a recommended moratorium on further industrial disturbance from a team of scientists, Wolf Lake and its unique ecosystem may receive the protection it desperately needs.


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