Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 CANADA

bullet2 Mixedwood Forest Society

Box 22021

Brandon R7A 6Y9





Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


“Committed to fostering research and educational activities promoting an understanding of the ecology of the parkland forest and its sustainable use."

All About Us

Originally known as The Mixedwood Forest Research and Advisory Committee, the Mixedwood Forest Society [MFS] was founded in 1996 in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada by a small group of dedicated people to promote a better understanding of a unique and fascinating ecosystem, the Manitoba Mixedwood Forest. Since these humble beginnings, The Mixedwood Forest Society has grown into a registered charity with members across Canada supporting projects ranging from studies on cavity-nesting species to ecotourism.

Moving into the new millennium, MFS has taken a more active role in promoting research in Manitoba`s mixedwood forests. In 1999, the Goldeneye Field Station and Education Centre was founded on the shores of Wellman Lake in the Duck Mountains of Manitoba.

The field station has gone on to house researchers from five universities across the three Canadian Prairie Provinces and plans are in the works for expanding its role in research and education in western Manitoba.