Heart of the Boreal

June 2011

Millions of acres of boreal forest protected

The government of Manitoba announced it is granting permanent legal protection to nearly two million acres of our Heart of the boreal forest. The agreement fulfills the wishes and rights of the Poplar River First Nation to manage its own traditional lands in the boreal forest. The protected area — which provides critical habitat for woodland caribou, wolves and millions of migratory songbirds — will be safeguarded from unwanted industrialization, logging and road building. NRDC will continue working toward our greater goal of creating a World Heritage Site in the boreal.