Working Together with Forest Industry
Manitoba's Protected Areas Initiative has been
working with the Forest Industry Association of Manitoba and its member groups to review
Areas of Special Interest (ASI) and evaluate opportunities for protecting areas to
complete representation in Manitoba's forested Natural Regions. This work is consistent
with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers' commitment in the National Forest Strategy
to complete a network of ecologically representative forest protected areas.
Consultation with Manitoba's forest industry provides information to industry on the establishment of new protected areas and allows for the sharing of information on wood supply requirements and infrastructure developments that need to be considered in the protected areas decision making process.