Forests

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Castle Logging Decision Ignored Fish & Wildlife, and Alberta Public

Details Revealed in Newly-released Freedom of Information Documents

ALBERTA - Newly-released documents reveal that the Alberta government’s decision to go ahead with deeply unpopular clearcut logging in the Castle Special Place, west of Pincher Creek, Alberta – despite widespread public opposition – was made by Forestry staff in a seeming vacuum. Fish and Wildlife staff were given minimal opportunity for input, and documents show that input was ignored. Extensive public opposition to the logging, which saw rallies, a protest camp and even arrests, was also discounted. Read more about Castle Logging Decision Ignored Fish & Wildlife, and Alberta Public

Media Release

Forestry Deal Pre-empts North SK plan

The Government of Alberta has quietly signed a new 20 year Forest Management Agreement (FMA) with Sundre Forest Products, apparently bypassing the imminent North Saskatchewan planning process. The deal will make watershed and wildlife conservation more difficult in the FMA’s 5600 km2 area of North Saskatchewan and Red Deer River forested headwaters that affects the water security of over a million Albertans downstream. Read more about Forestry Deal Pre-empts North SK plan

Event

Save our Forests Rally

Feb 14 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Issue 

Southern Alberta’s forests need your help! Clearcut logging in the Castle is beginning right now, and a similar program is scheduled to begin near Bragg Creek in the summer. Now more than ever Albertans can help keep the momentum going for changes in how our forests are managed. Read more about Save our Forests Rally

Location

Outside the Alberta Legislature
10800 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Save our Forests Rally

Feb 14 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Issue 

Southern Alberta’s forests need your help! Clearcut logging in the Castle is beginning right now, and a similar program is scheduled to begin near Bragg Creek in the summer. Now more than ever Albertans can help keep the momentum going for changes in how our forests are managed. Read more about Save our Forests Rally

Location

Outside the McDougall Centre
455 6 Street SW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Will Alison Redford's Clearcuts Crush Bear Cubs in their Dens?

Conservationists today called upon Alberta premier Alison Redford to halt plans for winter logging would disturb, displace or even kill bears denning in the Castle Special Management Area.

“Logging in winter threatens Alberta’s bears at the worst possible time,” said WildCanada’s Jim Pissot, “when adults and cubs are asleep in their dens.”   Read more about Will Alison Redford's Clearcuts Crush Bear Cubs in their Dens?

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Alberta Government kicks public out of protected area so Spray Lake Sawmills can begin clear-cutting

BEAVER MINES: This afternoon, Alberta Government’s Sustainable Resource Development Department (SRD) issued a notice closing part of the popular, year-round recreation core of the Castle Special Management Area to public use. That includes closing it to a legal camp of a second-generation outfitter and a picket-line by local residents - the presence of which was holding back Spray Lake Sawmills from starting up its equipment to bulldoze new roads and clear-cut the protected area. Read more about Alberta Government kicks public out of protected area so Spray Lake Sawmills can begin clear-cutting

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