aldervillesavanna.caAlderville First Nation Black Oak Savanna
When the Ojibway arrived at Rice Lake circa 1700, they found Haudenosaunee Iroquoian peoples settled in agricultural villages. The Ojibway saw them burning areas to clear land for crops, and called the area Pemedashkotayang, Lake of the Burning Plains. The importance of this tallgrass prairie and oak savanna was formally acknowledged in 2000 when chief and council designated the property as a natural heritage site and continues on-going, committed stewardship. TO KNOW THIS PLACE, 2nd Edition field guide.