— Wisdom in the Woods —

The Woodlot Association of Manitoba (WAM) promotes “wisdom in the woods” for its members and for the public through:

  • education,
  • advocacy, and
  • opportunity.

In 2017, WAM is celebrating 25 years of representing the interests of Manitoba’s woodlot owners and family foresters.WFFF Report 2015 FP1 copy

WAM Report: Wild Food Foraging and Farming: Building a wild food industry in Manitoba, December 2015

 


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Forest infestations explode, climate change blamed

By Sheilla Jones Warmer than usual winters due to climate change can make life on the prairies a little less taxing, but the warmer weather linked to climate change is also making life easier for insects attacking trees. This summer, southern Manitoba has seen significant outbreaks of Jack pine budworm in the Interlake and north […]

Logging, plant jobs saved as new owner acquires Tolko mill

The Tolko paper mill in The Pas will remain in operation, now that the company has sold the mill rather than shutting it down in December as planned. The sale will come as a huge relief to the roughly 250 contract loggers who have been supplying about half the Tolko plant’s pulpwood, wood chips and […]

Tolko closure a blow to MB foresters and contractors

By Sheilla Jones The closure of the Tolko paper mill in The Pas is a blow to the 332 employees who will lose their jobs and a town that will lose a major employer. It’s also a big blow to the contractors and private foresters supplying the company’s roundwood and wood chips. “It’s huge,” said […]

In honour of the tamarack

By Marilyn Latta, Nature Manitoba. I am Tamarack. The Algonquian people gave me this name which means “wood used for snowshoes”. Others used the name hackmatack. Larch is another one of my names and you might know me as Eastern, Alaskan, American, Black or Red Larch. I once was much honoured and played an important […]

Production starts at Kenora’s sawmill

By Mike Aiken, KENORA ONLINE For the first time in almost eight years, Kenora Forest Products is producing lumber. Months of renovations and testing finally came to an end on Monday, February 15th, as dozens of workers returned to the site. “Unifor has worked closely with KFP management to help re-start this sawmill, and we are extremely pleased to see […]

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