Forest Management Plan Approval Process

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This engagement is now closed. Feedback was accepted until November 9, 2020.

  • A What We Heard Report summarizing the input received can be viewed here.
  • A copy of the Letter of Intent between the ministers of Conservation and Climate and Agriculture and Resource Development can be viewed here.


The sustainability of Manitoba’s forests, the communities and wildlife around them is paramount. In December 2019, the Minister of Conservation and Climate requested that the Clean Environment Commission conduct a review of Manitoba’s existing two track forest management plan approval process and develop recommendations for a single approval process that would meet the requirements of The Environment Act and The Forest Act.

Manitoba is committed to hearing from individuals, stakeholders and communities in response to the Clean Environment Commission’s Report on the Forest Management Plan Approval Process.

Please note: This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact EABDirector@gov.mb.ca for additional information.


This engagement is now closed. Feedback was accepted until November 9, 2020.

  • A What We Heard Report summarizing the input received can be viewed here.
  • A copy of the Letter of Intent between the ministers of Conservation and Climate and Agriculture and Resource Development can be viewed here.


The sustainability of Manitoba’s forests, the communities and wildlife around them is paramount. In December 2019, the Minister of Conservation and Climate requested that the Clean Environment Commission conduct a review of Manitoba’s existing two track forest management plan approval process and develop recommendations for a single approval process that would meet the requirements of The Environment Act and The Forest Act.

Manitoba is committed to hearing from individuals, stakeholders and communities in response to the Clean Environment Commission’s Report on the Forest Management Plan Approval Process.

Please note: This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact EABDirector@gov.mb.ca for additional information.


  • Next Steps

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    08 Feb 2021

    On January 15, 2021, the ministers of Conservation and Climate and Agriculture and Resource Development signed a Letter of Intent to work towards the development of a single review and approval process for Forest Management Plans in Manitoba.

    This letter outlines the key steps that Manitoba will undertake to fulfil this goal. A copy of the letter may be viewed here.

  • What We Heard

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    07 Jan 2021

    In May 2020, the Clean Environment Commission submitted a report to the Minister of Conservation and Climate in support of the development of an integrated single-track review and approval process for Forest Management Plans.

    Public feedback was sought on the recommendations through an online survey from September 25 to November 9, 2020. In addition to the survey, the Manitoba government held two public webinars on September 9 and 17, 2020. The webinars were hosted by the CEC to provide further opportunity to the public to understand details on the report and solicit feedback.

    We would like to thank individuals, stakeholders and communities for providing feedback. A What We Heard Report summarizing the input received can be viewed here.

  • Public Webinars

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    30 Sep 2020

    Informational webinars for the public were held by the Clean Environment Commission on September 9 and 17, 2020.