Ducks Unlimited Canada reports they are excited to see the Manitoba Government open a dialogue on boreal conservation. The dialogue began earlier this week at a Boreal Summit at the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.
Chris Smith who is the head of boreal conservation at Ducks Unlimited and lives in Cranberry Portage says this region covers 80 percent of this province so it’s a big part of who we are. He adds we’re very lucky that most of the boreal is still intact as it gives us the chance to plan for northern development in a way that balances environmental and economic needs.
Smith adds with this dialogue we join indigenous people, northern communities, industry groups and conservation organizations to start this vital conversation and look forward to furthering the development of a boreal policy that reflects this province’s vision for a thriving north.