Ouje Bougoumou Protected Areas & Proposals
The Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee along with the Cree Nation Government have taken the initiative to develop a conservation strategy to meet our goals to conserve our land as much as possible by means of creating protected areas recognized by the Quebec Government and by adopting international practices that fit our needs to achieve our dream of keeping our lands intact for future generations.
The Assinica national park reserve spans 3193 km2 in the boreal forest. This protected area is located approximately 20 km north of the Cree village of Oujé-Bougoumou and north of the town of Chapais. Close to one-fifth of this national park reserve is composed of bodies of water, the largest of which are the Broadback, Assinica and Brock rivers and lakes Waposite, Comencho, Opataca, Cachisca and Assinica. In Cree, “Assinica” means “full of rocks.read more
The Broadback River Conservation Area is a large scale, regional conservation project. It is an initiative between the Cree communities of Waswanipi, Nemaska, Ouje-Bougoumou, Mistissini and Waskaganish in collaboration with the Cree Regional Authority/Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee).read more