|On December 3, 2004, the Manitoba Government formally
announced that Manigotagan Park Reserve would be permanently
protected from development as a Natural Park.
Manigotagan Provincial Park was
designated by regulation 215/2004 on December 1, 2004.
majority of park lands (roughly 99%) are backcountry land use,
however a portion of the park was designated as recreational
development to allow for existing mining claims, and is
therefore not strictly protected.
Manigotagan Park Reserve was first established in 1997. It has
been the subject of intense public education and campaigning by
the Manitoba's Western Canada Wilderness Committee to expand the
initial 250 metre corridor designated on either side of the
river. In response, the Manitoba government expanded and
protected the corridor to 750 metres on either side.
Situated near the mouth of the Manigotagan River about 115
kilometers north of Pine Falls, the park is adjacent to the
northwest tip of the Nopiming Provincial Park in the Precambrian
Boreal Forest of Natural Region 4c. The 7,432 hectare protected
area is home to a 750-metre corridor on either side of the river
and is home to majestic wildlife including moose, black bears,
wolf, caribou and eagles. It is also home to spectacular plant
life including prickly pear cactus, Canada yew (the only yew
found in Manitoba), elderberry and green ash.
The park will be managed in a manner that recognizes and
respects treaty rights and the goals and values of the regional
communities. Both the Town of Manigotagan and Hollow Water First
Nation gave their consent for protection of Manigotagan River
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