— 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 ALERT: On November 30, 2017, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was detected and confirmed in Winnipeg. This will have far-reaching implications for woodlot owners, EAB insect websizeeven those who do not have ash trees in their stands. WAM will post need-to-know details on regulations, quarantines and other controls on our Wood-Wise EAB pages to help you stay informed.

 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.


News

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 […]

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 […]

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