Heart of the Boreal

May 2005

Manitoba rejects hydro corridor in boreal forestland

Citing environmental concerns, Manitoba's energy minister pledged not to allow a proposed hydro transmission corridor in a wild stretch of the Canadian boreal forest east of Lake Winnipeg. NRDC is working with local indigenous communities to secure permanent protection of these lands part of their traditional territory and NRDC's Heart of the Boreal BioGem as a United Nations World Heritage Site.