OUR CONSERVATION AFFAIRS COMMITTEE takes action

With the formation of TWS Manitoba's (TWS-MB) Conservation Affairs Committee (CAC), we are taking our efforts to influence wildlife policies to the next level.  We are making our voices count, and we are building relationships with wildlife policy leaders.

 

YOU CAN HELP US!

Contact one of the CAC's Co-Chairs to find out how:

RECENT ACTIONS TAKEN

Bill 7 - The Sustainable Watersheds Act Submission

Bill 7 Supporting TWS Position Statement

Response from Manitoba Hydro - "Birtle Transmission Project Letter"

Birtle Transmission Project Letter

Response from Sustainable Development- "Fisheries Consultations Follow up"

Fisheries Consultations Follow up Letter

PAST ACTIONS TAKEN

TWS Manitoba has taken many opportunities to offer input on government policies that affect wildlife in
Manitoba and beyond. The following is a sample of the issues we've addressed since 2010.

2017

On 1 November 2017, TWS-MB Past-President C-Jae Breiter, President-Elect Michel Leclaire, and CAC Members Stephen
Petersen and Scott Stephens met with Manitoba’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Rochelle Squires, and her staff as a follow up to some of the issues that the Chapter had addressed within the last year, including fisheries consultations, moose populations, wetland legislation, and the Climate and Green Plan.

Response from Sustainable Development- "A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan"

Feedback on "A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan"

Federal Action Plan for Woodland Caribou, Boreal Population Letter

Moose and Wetland Letter

Meeting with City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency on TNR

Trap Neuter Release (TNR) Program Letter

TWS Issue Statement on Feral and Free-Ranging Domestic Cats (TNR Letter Attachment)

Climate Change and Green Plan Letter

Fisheries Consultations Letter

Fisheries Consultations Response Letter

2016

On 18 July 2016, TWS-MB President C-Jae Breiter, Outgoing President Stephen
Petersen and Conservation Affairs Committee Member Scott Stephens met with Manitoba’s Minister of
Sustainable Development, Catherine Cox, and her staff.

Read the Letter of Welcome for Minister, Sustainable Development

Read the Briefing Note for Minister, Sustainable Development

 

2015

Open Letter on the Status of Moose Conservation in Manitoba

Status of Moose Conservation in Manitoba

Status of Moose Conservation in Manitoba Response Letter

Proposed Polar Bear Park Comments

 

2014

Surface Water Management Strategy

Manigotagan and Nopiming Provincial Parks Planning Comments

Manitoba-Minnesota Hydro Transmission Line Comments

Boreal Caribou Strategy Comments

 

2013

Endangered Species Amendment Act Support

 

2012

Comments on draft Action Plans for Woodland Caribou

Wolf and Carnivore Support Letter Thompson

 

2011

Letter to the Editor Feeding Bears

Shoal Lakes Watershed Commentary

 

2010

Water and Wetlands Perspectives 2010

 

sTAY UP TO DATE

The CAC meets regularly to discuss wildlife conservation issues in Manitoba. 

An archive of CAC meeting minutes is available below.

Wildlife Topics for Student Projects

In August 2017, the CAC developed a list of pertinent term paper topics for university students studying Wildlife Management in Manitoba

See details

TWS INTERNATIONAL ACTION

To learn more about how our parent organization is taking action, check out their
Position Statements & Other Policy Engagement Documents at
http://wildlife.org/position-statements/