Welcome to our Manitoba Office. Since 1999 Wilderness Committee staff have been on the ground in Manitoba, pushing for protection of wild spaces, wild species, and healthy communities. Our first campaign in Manitoba was to end logging in provincial parks, which we had success within 2008 when all but one Manitoba Park banned logging. We continue to press for an end to mining and all industrial activity in provincial parks.
Since then, we work on many additional issues. On the east side of Lake Winnipeg lies the Heart of the Boreal, the greatest intact forest left on earth, and we have been campaigning to have lands and waters here protected according to the wishes of local First Nations. Lake Winnipeg drains the largest watershed for its size on earth, and the water flowing into the lake is being degraded, threatening the health of Lake Winnipeg. Our campaign to protect Lake Winnipeg is focused on changing attitudes and actions upstream in the watershed. Boreal woodland caribou live in remote and intact old forests, but developments like logging continue to shrink their habitat. We continue to press to save this iconic species. A low carbon future is needed now, and we are pushing to end fossil fuel developments and new pipelines while ensuring that Manitoba’s hydroelectricity is managed in a just way for First Nation communities.
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Unit 2A - 553 St.Mary's Road
Treaty One Territory, Homeland of the Métis Nation
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A stroll in the wild heightens your senses. You may find yourself unearthing lost feelings of connection to the land that have been suppressed for over 12,000 years. Wildlife helps close the gap between modern societies and the ecosystems we’ve come to dominate and disconnect from. As species disappear, we lose this connection. Being in the forest may no longer present the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of caribou or a fox and its kits. It’s devastating but that’s where we’re headed.
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