NPCA: Stop the use of conservation lands for military training
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In response to the Press Release by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), dated November 9, 2017, informing the public of the official licensed agreement that was entered into with the Department of National Defence (DND) regarding use of properties within Conservation Area lands as training facilities.
By NPCA CAO Mark Brickell's own admission, these are ecologically sensitive areas; encouraging excessive human, and potential vehicle, traffic does not serve the greater good, does not represent conservation best practices, and could have disasterous effects on not only the habitat but on creatures who call these conservation areas home.
This policy was neither discussed with the public at large nor the members of the municipalities for whom the NPCA holds these lands in stewardship.
Keep Conservation Area lands open for the public; end any agreement to use Conservation Area lands for military uses.
NPCA News Release: https://npca.ca/news/department-national-defence-signs-npca
NPCA's mandate (in their own words): https://npca.ca/about
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