— 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.

EAB FAQs: understanding the rules and regulations

EAB insect websize 2Click on the green bug! On November 30, 2017, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was detected and confirmed in Winnipeg. This will have far-reaching implications for woodlot owners and homeowners. Learn about how the EAB infestation will affect you.

Stay up-to-date with EAB ALERTS as new EAB infestations are discovered and new regulations come into effect.

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 Wild Food Report 2015: WAM has produced a comprehensive report on issues related WFFF Report 2015 FP1 copyto the availability and marketing of wild foods in Manitoba. Read the report here.


CFWO: MB woodlot owners need to make voices heard

The Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners (CFWO) is calling on Manitoba woodlot owners to voice their support for three national initiatives that directly affect their businesses. The CFWO is fighting for a softwood tariff exemption on sawlogs from private woodlots, a silviculture savings plan for woodlot owners, and a national tree-planting program.   CFWO says […]

City ash wood and firewood ban backed by stiff fines

By Sheilla Jones WARNING: Transporting any firewood out of the City of Winnipeg could result in a $1,300 fine. In January 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) declared with entire City of Winnipeg as a quarantine zone for the movement of ash wood and all firewood. This comes after ash trees infested with the […]

Winnipeg declared EAB restricted zone

Effective immediately, the movement of all materials from ash trees in the City of Winnipeg is restricted, and all firewood, no matter what species, is also restricted. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a notice on January 24, 2018 that the City of Winnipeg is now a restricted zone due to the confirmation of the […]

Emerald ash borer hits Manitoba

Foresters and woodlot owners knew that it was only a matter of time before the deadly Emerald ash Borer (EAB) found its way into Manitoba, and now it has. The question now is how it will impact woodlot owners and family foresters, and those supplying and selling firewood. On December 7, 2017, Manitoba Sustainable Development […]

Death knell sounded for Canada’s Model Forest Network

BY SHEILLA JONES After 25 years, the Canadian Model Forest Network (CMFN), a Non-Government Organization created out of the Canadian government’s former Model Forest Program, has been forced to close down. “It is with a heavy sense of sadness,” said Brian Kotak, General Manager of the CMFN, “that the board of CMFN passed a resolution […]