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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wildlife Management Areas

Wildlife Management Areas, designated under The Wildlife Act, are intended to maintain critical habitat for wildlife in Manitoba. The first to be established was the Watson P. Davidson WMA, in 1961.

WMA

Year
Est.

Area
(hectares)

Comment

Alonsa

1974

10,911

 

Assiniboine Corridor

1984

3,373

 

Basket Lake

1974

7,260

 

Bernice

1974

65

 

Brandon Hills

1976

761

 

Broad Valley

1969

4,091

 

Broomhill

1967

330

 

Churchill

1978

851,525

Formerly Cape Churchill

Catfish Creek

1988

6,414

 

Cayer

1984

1,535

 

Clematis

1969

5,406

 

C. Stuart Stevenson

1974

130

 

David G. Tomasson

1988

1,425

Formerly Washow Bay; renamed for civil servant David Gunnar Tomasson (2021)

Deerwood

1984

65

Portion removed to form Don W. Orchard (2021)

Delta Marsh

2005

11,275

 

Dog Lake

1968

13,900

 

Don W. Orchard

2021

216

Formed from portion of Deerwood; named for politician Donald W. Orchard

Ebor

1988

65

 

Edward A. Poyser

2021

195

Formed from portion of Whitemud Watershed; named for agrologist Edward Arnold “Ted” Poyser

Ewonchuk

2011

566

 

Dr. Frank Baldwin

1990

6,769

Formerly Lake Francis (renamed 2021); named for conservationist Frank Baldwin

Frank W. Boyd

2021

195

Formed from portion of Pierson

Gerald W. Malaher

1974

60

Named for conservationist Gerald William Malaher

Grahamdale

1974

1,504

 

Grant's Lake

1974

400

 

Gypsumville

1969

2,504

 

Harperville

1969

645

 

Harrison

1997

65

 

Hilbre

1969

1,275

 

Hilltop

2006

130

 

Holmfield

1988

65

 

Inwood

1969

2,320

 

John T. Williams

1984

725

Formerly Thalberg Bush (renamed 2021)

Kaskatamagan

1973

558,810

Formerly Cape Tatnam

Kaskatamagan Sipi

2009

133,820

 

Kenneth H. Wark

2021

65

Formed from portion of Parkland

Langruth

1965

1,823

 

Lauder Sandhills

1971

3,205

 

Lee Lake

1969

7,146

 

Lee River

1997

1,185

 

Little Birch

1969

22,501

 

Little Saskatchewan River

1988

65

Portion removed to form Roy Greer

Lundar

1969

1,110

 

Mantagao Lake

1968

51,368

 

Maple Lake

1988

65

 

Mars Hill

1991

3,392

 

Marshy Point

1984

705

 

Moose Creek

1988

70,561

 

Moosehorn

1974

198

 

Narcisse

1969

11,916

 

Oak Hammock Marsh

1973

3,580

 

Observation Point

2009

6,530

 

Onanole

1974

656

 

Otter Lake

1988

65

 

Parkland

1976

838

Portion removed to form Kenneth H. Wark

Pembina Valley

1974

3,084

 

Peonan Point

1969

2,193

 

Pierson

1974

65

Portion removed to form Frank W. Boyd

Point River

1984

3,445

 

Portage Sandhills

1984

1,591

 

Proulx Lake

1974

3,124

 

Proven Lake

1984

2,019

 

Rat River

1984

1,040

 

Red Deer

2015

113,700

 

Rembrandt

1974

1,247

 

Riverside

1997

85

 

Roy Greer

2021

260

Formed from portion of Little Saskatchewan River

St. Malo

1978

167

 

Sandridge

1969

1,253

 

Saskeram

1963

94,990

 

Sharpewood

1969

1,867

 

Sleeve Lake

1969

15,857

 

Souris River Bend

1968

2,182

 

Spruce Woods

1988

291

 

Spur Woods

1995

725

 

Steeprock

1966

1,905

 

Stuartburn

1997

325

 

Skylake

2019

614

 

Tiger Hills

1974

555

 

Tom Lamb

1965

216,418

Formerly Mawdesley; named for aviator Thomas “Tom” Lamb

Turtle Mountain

1976

258

 

Upper Assiniboine

1976

2,097

 

Wakopa

1988

65

 

Watson P. Davidson

1961

5,944

Named for businessman Watson Pogue Davidson

Weiden

1984

850

 

Wellington

1990

65

 

Westlake

1984

5,911

 

Whitemouth Bog

2009

3,010

 

Whitemud Watershed

1976

5,457

Portion removed to form Edward A. Poyser (2021)

Whitewater Lake

1972

8,609

 

Sources:

Conservation Comment: Land for Wildlife and People, Manitoba Department of Mines, Resources and Environmental Management, December 1974. [Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba Dairy Farms Limited Fonds. P7049/17]

We thank Manitoba Sustainable Development (Wildlife and Fisheries Branch) for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2021

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