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October 1, 2022

Statement from Minister of Natural Resources and Northern Development Greg Nesbitt on Manitoba Conservation Officers Recognition Day

Today we celebrate Manitoba Conservation Officers Recognition Day, acknowledging the essential work of conservation officers to protect public safety and valuable natural resources.

Since 2017, Manitoba has acknowledged Conservation Officers Recognition Day, sharing appreciation for the professionalism and dedication of conservation officers, who enforce a wide array of provincial acts and regulations that ensure natural resources will be preserved for future generations.

Officers preserve and maintain the public peace while carrying out wide-ranging duties. In addition to resource enforcement, Manitoba’s conservation officers respond to emergencies such as search and rescue missions, forest fires and floods, working collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies and first responders, and liaise and engage with communities, stakeholders and rights-holders. Conservation officers are highly skilled and versatile, providing service all across the province, from commercial fisheries on Lake Winnipeg to working with polar bears in northern Manitoba.

We also acknowledge the dangers conservation officers face while undertaking these duties. To all members of the Manitoba Conservation Officer Service, thank you for your dedicated service and unwavering commitment to protecting the people and natural resources of Manitoba.

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