Posted by: Bob Payne | August 20, 2011

Forestry deal threatens caribou: critics

A new 20-year agreement between the provincial government and Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries further threatens Alberta’s dwindling woodland caribou population, warn conservationists. The Forest Management Agreement, finalized in mid-July, covers a 58,000-square-kilometres tract of land in northern Alberta, overlapping oilsands in the Athabasca region and encroaching on eight woodland caribou herds.

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