The North French River watershed encompasses hundreds of square kilometres within the Moose Cree First Nation homeland. Untouched by industrial development, the watershed is a boreal wilderness with Caribou, Moose, Black Bear, Otter, Timber Wolves and River Sturgeon. The threatened Rusty Blackbird and Common Nighthawk Warbler are relatively common, with good numbers of Olive-sided Flycatcher, Canada Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Cape May Warbler and Tennessee Warbler. The North French is of great cultural significance to the Moose Cree, capturing their aspirations to conserve and manage part of their traditional territories as they did for millennia.

Photo credit: Ted Cheskey