Zone 8 Description
Area: ~953 sq km
Zone 8 is home to a mix of land uses, from agriculture in the south, to protected areas and registered traplines in the north. The communities of Matheson Island and Pine Dock are both located at the north end of Zone 8. Ebb and Flow Lake is in this zone, and this lake is potentially a Lake Sturgeon habitat.
Moose Creek is a large Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that covers a significant portion of the area and includes islands in Lake Winnipeg and a large block of land stretching from Fisher Bay to Washow Bay. Moose Creek is a Provincial Forest so some timber harvesting and tree planting occurs.
A significant portion of this zone is part of Fisher Bay Provincial Park, which was established in 2011 through a partnership between Fisher River Cree Nation and CPAWS Manitoba.
Game animals in this area include white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse, woodcock, spruce grouse, grey wolf, coyote, ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes. Sandhill cranes and Canada geese nest in the marshy areas of Moose Creek.
Moose habitat in the area is highest at the northern point and middle point areas, and across to Boiler’s Bay (along the lakeshore, west of Moose Lake).
Peat mining licences are prevalent in the area.
Learn about Fisher Bay Provincial Park by downloading this PDF.
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