Research

Research In Provincial Parks, Park Reserves and Ecological Reserves

Research activities in provincial parks, park reserves and ecological reserves require a permit.  Permits are only valid within a single fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

Research in Parks and Park Reserves
Permits for research in provincial parks and park reserves are issued through the Parks and Natural Areas Branch.  Proposals for research requests are submitted to Parks for review and approval.  Reviews are done to ensure minimal impact to the park environment and to park visitors.  If any potential negative impacts are identified during this review, Parks will work with the researchers to mitigate these impacts to the satisfaction of both parties.  Research proposals for provincial parks and park reserves should be submitted no less than 2 months prior to the intended start of research activities to allow time for review, processing, and mail out.  Research proposals can be brief but must include:

  • Study rational/purpose;
  • What parks or park reserves research is to be conducted;
  • When the field work will be conducted;
  • The methodology of study including proposed collection of any specimens.

Research in Ecological Reserves
Permits for research in ecological reserves are issued by the Minister of Conservation.  Proposals for research requests in ecological reserves are submitted to the Parks and Natural Areas Branch.  These proposals are then forwarded to the Ecological Reserves Advisory Committee (ERAC) for review.  Reviews are done to ensure minimal impact to ecological reserves and the features they protect.  If any potential negative impacts are identified during this review, ERAC will work with the researchers to mitigate these impacts to the satisfaction of both parties.  ERAC then sends it recommendations to the Minister of Conservation along with any conditions to be placed upon the research activities.  Based upon these recommendations and conditions the Minister may either approve or deny issuance of a research permit.  Research proposals for ecological reserves should be submitted no less than 4 months prior to the intended start of research activities to allow time for review, processing, and mail out.  Research proposals must include:

  • Study rational/purpose;
  • What ecological reserve research is to be conducted;
  • When the field work will be conducted;
  • Detailed methodology of the study including proposed collection of any specimens.

Proposals or other inquiries regarding research can be sent Parks and Natural Areas Branch.
Email: ecores@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 1-204-945-4148
Fax:      1-204-945-0012
Mail:     Box 53, 200 Saulteaux Cres.
Winnipeg, MB  R3J 3W