Stop logging in the Kananaskis headwaters
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Plans to clear cut and log in Kananaskis Country — specifically the Highwood River drainage area — are to begin in August 2017.
The drainage basin that will be affected includes Etherington, Baril, Fitzsimmon and Cataract Creeks.
Why it matters:
The Upper Highwood Watershed in Kananaskis is a special place of high conservation value for all Albertans.
The watershed is a place where healthy ecosystems support vibrant populations of native plants and animals from grizzlies to westslope cutthroat trout; where unspoiled views and natural solitude provide ample opportunities for recreation and tourism; and where healthy aquatic and riparian habitats supply clean water and flood protection for the downstream communities in which we live and work.
We envision a future for Kananaskis Country and the Highwood area that allows these things that matter to us all to continue to flourish. But all of this is under threat by clear-cut logging plans that will be carried out by a BC-based company if we don't act now.
What we are asking for:
We respectfully request the Legislative Assembly of Alberta to
declare a moratorium on logging in the Upper Highwood near the junctions of Highways 541, 40, & 940 immediately and urge the Government of Alberta to assess the impact of clear-cutting in all of Kananaskis. Over the long-term we ask the Government of Alberta to invite conversations with Albertans to consider the environmental value of our wild lands and watersheds for water quality, tourism, low-impact recreation compared to clear-cut logging.
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