We are blessed as a nation with an abundance of fresh water, yet we are squandering this life-giving resource. One only needs to look at the algae blooms menacing Lake Winnipeg to understand that our water stewardship is inadequate.
Eighteen-year-old paddler attempting solo kayak trip around Lake Winnipeg
Alex Martin, an 18-year-old kayaker from Winnipeg who is graduating from high school this June, is attempting to circumnavigate the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg by kayak – a 1,750 km trip that he will be attempting solo which will take approximately two months to complete.
Re: Strange way to honour World Wetlands Day (Feb. 8)
These initiatives demonstrate that our provincial government has the know-how to become a leader in Canada in the conservation and stewardship of wetlands. The test will be in how this knowledge is implemented on the ground. I look forward to the new legislation and to the boreal conservation policy for wetlands, and sincerely hope they result in effective conservation of this valuable resource.
A fleeting opportunity to conserve the greatest intact watershed in Manitoba
The waters that drain into these areas are sourced from roughly 1.4 million square kilometres of the North American landscape (about twice the size of Alberta), a region that includes concentrated development as well as large areas of intact Boreal forest.
Boreal lands serve boreal waters
It’s easy to ignore what we don’t see. As terrestrial beings, we rarely have the opportunity to observe the dynamism unfolding in aquatic systems. By extension, it can be difficult to visualize the impacts our actions have on this realm.
Province asks you how parks that support moose and Lake Winnipeg should be managed
First nominated for protection by Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation, Kinwow and Sturgeon Bay Provincial Parks were officially established along the shores of Lake Winnipeg in 2015. CPAWS supported this effort by facilitating hundreds of letters to the province calling for park designation. Manitoba Sustainable Development has drafted management plans for these protected areas and wants your input before November 19, 2016.
The Boreal is Water
Wetlands, lakes and rivers are not simply IN the Boreal, they ARE the boreal.
New Boreal lands secured for nature in Manitoba
The province today announced the designation of two new provincial parks in the Boreal region as well as the designation or expansion of nine additional ecological reserves and one park.
Conservation Groups: Manitoba Poised For Big Gains on Boreal Forest Protection
Manitoba took several major conservation steps in 2014 to better safeguard the province’s vast boreal forest. But 2015 could bring even bigger advances toward a broader plan that will bring prosperity and protection to the region.
Scientists weigh in on Bipole, boreal forest
More than 75 scientists from around the world are urging Manitoba to protect one of the Earth’s largest intact boreal forests.
Take a stand for wetlands
The Manitoba Election is in 77 days. We have lost 4305 wetland acres in Manitoba since October 4, 2010. Now is the time to take a stand In Manitoba we … Read More
Start fighting the next flood now
The flood season of 2011 is among the worst Manitoba has ever seen. Many residents are now demanding permanent solutions to our chronic flood problems. Provincial and municipal flood officials … Read More
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