— 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 201WAM 25th logo copy S7, WAM is celebrating 25 years of representing the interests of Manitoba’s woodlot owners and family foresters. Support WAM through your donations here.

 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

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 […]

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 […]

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