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In Honour of the Tamarack

Green needles in spring / Softly adorn my branches / Blazing gold in fall / A last show before winter

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.

Beluga Habitat Sustainability Plan

The Manitoba government has developed a Beluga Habitat Sustainability Plan for the Seal, Churchill and Nelson River estuaries. The plan outlines ways to support the Western Hudson Bay beluga population throughout its range. Belugas arrive in Manitoba's northern estuaries along the coast of Hudson Bay around mid-June and remain until mid-September. Activities in the estuaries revolve around calving, nurturing their young and moulting their skin.

Nature Manitoba's GIANT Garage Sale - Call for Volunteers

Nature Manitoba's GIANT Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 19th, at Holy Cross School, 300 Dubuc.
NM is looking for volunteers to help prepare the venue on the evening of September 18th (Friday), from approximately 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Volunteers with trucks are also needed to help transport donated items to the school for the set-up (evening of September 17th if you can store items in your vehicle until the 18th, or before 5:30 p.m. on September 18th).

11th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference (Feb. 2016)

First Call for Posters & Presentations
11th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference (February 16-18, 2016)

Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Theme: “Prairie – It’s a Happening Place!”

The Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference (PCESC), February 16-18, 2016, in Saskatoon, is a forum to discuss the latest issues and trends in the conservation of prairie landscapes, species, and species at risk. The conference is held once every three years in a Canadian prairie city.  It is attended by approximately 350 participants from across Western Canada and the Northern Plains states.  It attracts a very diverse audience, including producers, policy makers and planners at all levels of government, conservation and other NGOs, researchers and graduate students from a wide array of disciplines.  For more information about the conference, go to

The Living Prairie Museum is excited to host the 9th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival

The Living Prairie Museum is excited to host the 9th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on Sunday, July 21st, from noon to 4 pm.The festival is a free, family event that encourages butterfly conservation. Make your own butterfly wings, map your milkweed, and create a little piece of prairie in a pot. Guest speakers Cary Hamel (Nature Conservancy Canada), Jeff Marcus (University of Manitoba), and John Morgan (Prairie Habitats Inc.) will be sharing information about butterfly biology, conservation, and creating habitat.

Great Bird Search & Robert Taylor Memorial Bird Blitz 2015

The Great Bird Search 2015

Join us on Saturday, May 30th, for The Great Bird Search. Participants will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the stable parking lot at Birds Hill Park. BBQ lunch will be provided but feel free to bring a small salad or a desert. Please remember your park pass! There is a $10.00 registration fee to participate. Register by calling Nature Manitoba at 204-943-9029 or emailing us at

Job Posting: Coordinator for the Manitoba Important Bird Area Program

Nature Manitoba is seeking a part-time coordinator for the Manitoba Important Bird Area program. The position will initially be three days per week, commencing December 2014 (exact start date negotiable). It is envisioned that the successful candidate will work from Nature Manitoba's Winnipeg office; however, other locations may be acceptable to suit the successful candidate’s preference. Travel to various Manitoba locations will be involved.