Recent Updates from the Manitoba Field Office

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Join Wilderness Committee campaigner Eric Reder as he leads a tour of Nopiming Provincial Park. Experience the fantastic beauty of the boreal forest while learning about the importance of conservation, and bear witness to the impacts of mining exploration on this provincial treasure.

1 week 6 days ago
Right now the Manitoba government is asking if we should increase protection for two provincial parks: Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park
2 weeks 5 hours ago

The government has launched a public consultation asking if we should increase protection for Duck Mountain and Turtle Mountain Provincial Parks. We have until May 25th to tell them yes!
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Manitoba Field Office

Welcome to the Wilderness Committee's Manitoba Field Office. The Wilderness Committee is Canada's people-powered, citizen-funded wilderness protection group. We are hard at work on the ground in Manitoba. We’ve helped gain protection for over 50 major wilderness areas in Canada, including millions of hectares of critical wildlife habitats, and some of the world’s last large tracts of old-growth temperate rainforest and boreal forest. Through public education, grassroots mobilization, and strategic research, we are working on protecting the wild spaces and species in the province to ensure a healthy future for all Manitobans. We encourage you to join us in our work.  To sign up for email action alerts and campaign updates from the Manitoba office, please complete the full form below: Charitable Registration # 11929-3009-RR0001

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Stretching from the east side of Manitoba’s Lake Winnipeg far into the province of Ontario is one of the greatest natural areas left on earth. The Heart of the Boreal is a vast wilderness filled with jack pine-covered granite ridges, black spruce and tamarack lowlands, and more lakes than you can imagine.

Manitobans are fortunate to still have vast expanses of intact, representative ecosystems within our province. These wild lands provide ecosystem services – byproducts of healthy and natural wild areas – to maintain our own health through clean air and clean water.

Manitoba’s provincial parks are home to remote sparkling lakes, clear rivers, sandy beaches and wild boreal forests. You can hike through natural grasslands in Spruce Woods, relax on the sand at Grand Beach, cross-country ski at Duck Mountain, spot rare orchids in Nopiming, or paddle down world-famous canoeing rivers in Atikaki.

Canadians are increasingly aware of the severe environmental issues associated with peat. For centuries peat was used as a source of fuel, and in modern times it is commonly used as a growing medium in amateur gardening. Unfortunately, peat mining is an incredibly destructive and unnecessary industry.

The north is often symbolized by caribou. School children even know of the massive herds made up of thousands of barren ground caribou migrating across the open tundra. The caribou is one of those iconic species, featured prominently on Canada’s 25-cent coin.

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Protect Turtle Mountain and Duck Mountain Provincial Parks