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Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba

This report explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB) in Canada.

Unlike other parts of the NCRB, the northern portion of the basin, including that in northern Manitoba, has not yet been the focus of large-scale planning for sustainable land and water management. Recent events, climate change, possible increases in resource development and potential for tourism growth all suggest the need for such regional planning.

Changes in the North could add new stresses to the environment, but they also present opportunities, particularly to improve socioeconomic conditions in those communities.

A summary of this report is available here.