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Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

Trappers Open House - April 9/15 - click here...

Open Houses & Landowner Venues Completed

We would like to thank all those who took the time to share their feedback with the Project team.

Feedback received through these open houses, landowner venues and the environmental assessment work being undertaken will be considered as we move towards determining the final placement of the transmission line that will be filed with regulatory authorities this upcoming summer.

Were you Unable to Attend?

We are still collecting feedback! If you were unable to attend one of our open houses, please visit our project website or contact us by email or phone.

You can also complete an project survey to share your feedback regarding the Project.

Next Steps

The Project team intends to file the environmental impact statement with regulatory authorities summer 2015. At this time, the environmental impact statement will be available for all members of the public to review and comment. We will notify landowners and interested members of the public when a final preferred route is determined.




MTA Office The Manitoba Trappers Association (MTA) was established in 1972 to serve the trappers of Manitoba. Lac du Bonnet has been the location of the head office since 1992. Responsibilities are divided into 11 geographical zones throughout the province, each represented by a Zone Director. Directors are elected on a two year term by the trappers and Local Fur Councils within the Zone. Alternate Directors are appointed by our Board to assist with representation of the trappers. (Zone Directors List)


Mission Statement

"MTA is the means by which all Manitoba trappers can have a united voice in dealing with current issues and opportunities within the fur industry."

- Manitoba Trappers Association


MTA Objectives...

  1. To improve communication with, and encourage activities within all local fur councils;
  2. To encourage and ensure sustainable and humane furbearer management;
  3. To improve fur marketing opportunities for all Manitoba trappers;;
  4. To work with government, industry, and other provincial associations for better fur harvests and markets;
  5. To encourage development of adequate credit systems, encourage research, multiple resource use, provide educational/training opportunities for trappers, and establish professional standards throughout the industry; and
  6. To establish and maintain better communication links with the public, other stakeholders, and resource users, creating increased support for trapping and trappers.


  Respect for people   Respect for animals   Respect for the Environment