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The Firth River corridor has been used as a travel route and a hunting area for thousands of years. Evidence at some cultural sites on the Firth River suggest they were occupied as early as 8,000-10,000 years ago. The area was used more recently by prospectors and gold miners. Today, some of these sites may be impacted by humans, wildlife and natural processes such as erosion. Parks Canada monitors these sites to determine their condition, the rate at which they are changing and what is causing the impacts. This information helps with determining if action needs to be taken to protect the site, and which actions would be the most effective.
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