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grnbrg



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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2006 2:01 pm    Post subject: Back country travel restrictions are now in place due to ext Reply with quote

From http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/press/top/2006/07/2006-07-12-03.html


July 12, 2006

FIRE HAZARD UPGRADED TO EXTREME IN EASTERN REGION
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Backcountry Travel Not Permitted; Daytime Campfires Banned


Manitoba Conservation advises the fire hazard in the eastern region of the province is now regarded as extreme. Dry conditions persist and the fire hazard continues to increase. Further measures are in place to reduce the risk of fires in this area:



  • Daytime campfires are banned.



  • Only approved fire pits are to be used for campfires

    between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.



  • The campfire restriction applies to all provincial parks in the Whiteshell and now includes Birds Hill and Grand Beach provincial parks.

    All campfires must be extinguished after use.



  • Open fires are prohibited.



  • All burning permits are cancelled.



  • Backcountry travel is not permitted.



  • Access is restricted to recognized roads serving

    campgrounds, lodges, built-up areas and cottage subdivisions.



  • Landing and launching of watercraft restricted to developed shorelines: no fires.



  • The use of fireworks is not permitted.



  • Extreme care must be taken with smoking products.



Report all wild fires to the nearest Conservation Office or the T.I.P. line at 1-800-782-0076.

Manitoba’s eastern region extends approximately from the U.S. border north to the Poplar River First Nation and from east of Lake Winnipeg and PTH 12/PR 302 to the Ontario border and includes the Birds Hill, Grand Beach, Whiteshell, Nopiming, Moose Lake and Atikaki provincial parks.







Being caught on back country trails can result in a $400.00 fine.



Hopefully we'll see some rain soon, and these restrictions will be lifted.





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dani_carriere



Joined: 04 Feb 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jul 13, 2006 3:35 pm    Post subject: RE: Back country travel restrictions are now in place due to Reply with quote

I'm wondering if this is something we should post on the main web site.  Brian, can you talk to Steven about this?

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candaceandwill



Joined: 10 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2006 11:42 pm    Post subject: RE: Back country travel restrictions are now in place due to Reply with quote

We were out in the Sandilands today and the fireroads in the area are all marked with a Closed sign. 

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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jul 16, 2006 12:45 am    Post subject: RE: Back country travel restrictions are now in place due to Reply with quote

The fire restrictions have been lifted from extreme in the east, but remain in the southeast.

South east being hwy 302 east, hwy 1 south, excluding whiteshell.

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ertyu



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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Back country travel restrictions are now in place due to Reply with quote

July 19, 2006





CHANGES TO FOREST FIRE

RESTRICTED AREA

- - -

Restrictions Now Include Eastern Manitoba,

Parts of Central Manitoba



Manitoba Conservation advises that as a result of continued dry

conditions and recent lightning strikes, further changes are in place to

the areas impacted by forest fire restrictions. Eastern and parts of

central Manitoba are now included in the restrictions.



Manitoba's eastern region extends approximately from the U.S. border

north to the Poplar River First Nation and from east of Lake Winnipeg

and PTH 12/PR 302 to the Ontario border and includes Grand Beach,

Whiteshell, Nopiming, Moose Lake and Atikaki provincial parks.



As well, a section of central Manitoba is under the fire restriction.

This area includes Hecla and Grindstone provincial parks and Black and

Deer islands. It is bounded by:

* west: PTH 6 and Lake St. Martin;

* north: Dauphin River;

* east: the east shore of Lake Winnipeg; and

* south: PR 325 to PR 234 to PTH 8.



The restrictions also apply to the Rosenburg forest.



The fire restriction will be reassessed daily.



Measures in place to reduce the risk of fires in the affected areas

include:

* Daytime campfires are banned.

* Only approved fire pits are to be used for campfires between the

hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. An approved fire pit is an enclosed metal or

masonry structure with at least 30.5-centimetre (12-inch) sides and a

grate.

* Open fires are prohibited.

* All burning permits are cancelled.

* Backcountry travel is not permitted. This includes canoe

routes, hiking trails, all-terrain vehicle trails and forestry roads,

unless approved by permit.

* Access is restricted to recognized roads serving campgrounds,

lodges, built-up areas and cottage subdivisions.

* Landing and launching of water craft is restricted to developed

shorelines: no fires.

* The use of fireworks is not permitted.

* Extreme care must be taken with smoking products.



To report a wild fire, contact the nearest Conservation Office or call

the T.I.P. line at 1-800-782-0076.



For further general information on fire restrictions, call

1-204-945-6784 or

1-800-214-6497 or go to

http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/fire/forest_restriction.html for a

site specific map.

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Sam and Lily



Joined: 11 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: RE: Back country travel restrictions are now in place due to Reply with quote

This may have already been noted but all the trails at Birds Hill Park are currently closed. I was there this morning to do a cache {which was still accessible} and was sobered to the severity of the current fire hazard by the posted closures.

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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Aug 08, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: RE: Back country travel restrictions are now in place due to Reply with quote

MANITOBA CONSERVATION

LIFTS MOST FIRE RESTRICTIONS

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Limited Back-country Travel Remains

For Birds Hill Provincial Park



Manitoba Conservation has ended most precautionary fire restrictions for

the eastern and central regions of the province. However, limited

back-country travel and some campfire restrictions continue to apply to

areas of Birds Hill Provincial Park. Information on Birds Hill Park is

available via telephone at 204-222-9151.



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