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Photo: Square timber raft on the Ottawa River, circa 1900

 
 

 

Province of Ontario Designation Approval - 2009
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Note: this letter was presented by Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources, Province of Ontario to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, April 2009

Heritage Strategy for the Ottawa River, Ontario - 2009
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Note: this version was presented by the Ottawa River Heritage Designation Committee to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, April 2009

Nomination Document for the Ottawa River - 2006
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Note: this version was presented by the Ottawa River Heritage Designation Committee to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System, May 2006

A Background Study for Nomination of the Ottawa River
Under the Canadian Heritage Rivers System - 2005

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COVER & FORWARD

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
1.1 Description of the River
1.2 Project Structure
1.3 Project Scope
1.4 Community Support and Involvement

CHAPTER 2 - CULTURAL HERITAGE
2.1 Ancient History of the Upper Ottawa River and Lake Temiskaming
2.2 Ancient History of the Lower Ottawa River Valley
2.3 Algonquin History in the Ottawa River Watershed
2.4 Exploration Along the Ottawa River
2.5 The Fur Trade Along the Ottawa River
2.6 Settlement Along the Ottawa River
2.7 Logging in the Ottawa Valley – The Ottawa River and the Lumber Industry
2.8 Steamboats and Canals on the Ottawa River
2.9 Hydroelectricity on the Ottawa River
2.10 Aesthetic Values: Celebrating the Art of the Ottawa River Watershed

CHAPTER 3 - NATURAL HERITAGE VALUES
3.1 The Geoheritage of the Ottawa River Drainage Basin

3.2 Hydrological Features of the Ottawa River Drainage Basin
3.3 River Morphology
3.4 Climate
3.5 Flora
3.6 Fauna
3.7 Ecosystems
3.8 Conservation Along the Ottawa River

CHAPTER 4 - RECREATIONAL VALUES
4.1 Watersports

4.2 Fishing and Hunting
4.3 Winter Activities
4.4 Trails and Corridors
4.5 Parks and Nature Reserves
4.6 Camping
4.7 Nature Appreciation
4.8 Human Heritage Appreciation

CHAPTER 5 - OTTAWA RIVER COMMUNITY HERITAGE
5.1 Lake Temiskaming Heritage, Ontario

5.2 A History of Mattawa
5.3 Highlights in the Settlement History of Renfrew County
5.4 Pembroke Area History
5.5 Settlement History and Archaeology Along the North Shore of the
Ottawa River, Pontiac County, Québec

5.6 The History of the Upper Canada Site of the Ottawa River Between
Shirley’s Bay to the East and the Madawaska River to the West

5.7 La rivière des Outaouais: une rivière d’histoire et de patrimoine
pour les Comtés unis de Prescott et Russell

5.8 Life in the Logging Camps

CHAPTER 6 - MANAGING THE HERITAGE VALUES OF THE OTTAWA RIVER
6.1 Existing Land and Water Use

6.2 Managing the Ottawa River as a Canadian Heritage River:
Challenges and Opportunities

CHAPTER 7 - CONCLUSION
7.1 Human Heritage Integrity Assessment
7.2 Natural Heritage Integrity Assessment
7.3 Recreational Values Integrity Assessment
7.4 Recommendation

REFERENCES

APPENDICES
Appendix A

Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Appendix I
Appendix J