June 28, 2011

Manitoba Conservation advises the Bloodvein River First Nation’s proposed Pimitotah Management Plan for its 3,482 square kilometre traditional land-use area is going to the public consultation stage.

In December 2009, Bloodvein River’s renewed interest in the Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Project was announced.  The project is a partnership of the Bloodvein River, Pauingassi, Little Grand Rapids, Poplar River and Pikangikum First Nations, and the governments of Ontario and Manitoba.

Bloodvein River’s plan outlines its vision of the protection and development activities to take place in its planning area.  A section of Atikaki Provincial Park, which is covered by an existing management plan, falls within Bloodvein River’s traditional territory.

The proposed Pimitotah traditional-use planning area regulation describes the boundaries of the proposed area and the proposed management plan that would apply to it.  In addition to establishing a permanent protected area, the plan proposes community-resource and commercial-development zones.

A public meeting will be held to review the proposed planning area regulation and management plan on Friday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the main floor, Southeast Resource Development Council offices, 360 Broadway, Winnipeg.

Comment sheets on the proposed regulation and management plan can be found at  Comments may also be given to Manitoba Conservation at 204 945 6784 or 1-800-214-6497 (toll-free), by mail to Pimitotah Planning Area Proposal, Manitoba Conservation, Land Programs Branch, Box 25, 200 Saulteaux Cres., Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3, by email to [email protected] or by fax to 204-948-2197.

All comments must be received no later than Aug. 23.

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