The Heart of the Continent Partnership, an association of land managers, researchers, government officials, and local stakeholders, is seeking to add representatives of the region’s communities to its collaborative effort.
The Atikokan Progress has the story HERE.
The group met recently in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In its five-year history, the Heart of the Continent Partnership has tried to promote the economic, cultural and natural health of the lakes, forests and communities on the Ontario/Minnesota border. According to the Atikokan Progress story, the group recognizes that vibrant communities are important to the well-being of the region’s public lands, and that a balance between nature and commerce can be attained.
For its fall meeting next year, the Heart of the Continent Partnership plans a workshop aimed at developing “sustainable gateway communities” in the area. The focus, according to the story, will be on “enhanced awareness of, and interest in, public land, and support for communities and public lands, so they can thrive together.”