The proposed Pimachiowin Aki world heritage site straddles the Ontario-Manitoba border. A decision on whether to designate the site is expected to be made in July, 2016. (pimachiowinaki.org/)
Over 3.3 million hectares of boreal forest straddling the Ontario-Manitoba boundary could be designated a world heritage site by the United Nations in July.
The proposed Pimachiowin Aski site encompasses land surrounding Pikangikum First Nation and stretches as far west as Lake Winnipeg.
The recognition would represent "a very important boreal cultural landscape," project co-ordinator Gord Jones told CBC News. "The people and the boreal forest, and it's representing this kind of place as an outstanding example in North America."