Forests and Biodiversity
The theme of this year's World Environment Day (WED) was forests.
From InsideToronto.com article by Danielle Milley, June 8, 2011
(photo from www.canadatourism.com)
While movers and shakers from the environmental and political spheres had their moment Monday morning, the rest of the United Nations World Environment Day North American event at Evergreen Brick Works was about the future leaders.
Fifty students from North Kipling Junior Middle School took part in a special interactive workshop with American astronaut Mae Jemison called Forests Matter to Youth, Too. ... Read more »
Residents of southern Alberta came to Calgary on Wednesday to protest logging in a nearby protected area.
The Castle Special Management Area is a protected part of the province located just north of Waterton Lakes National Park.
The provincial government is allowing Spray Lakes Sawmill to start work there later this month.
People gathered outside of the McDougall Centre to protest the construction, due to the effect it would have on wildlife.
The group has rallied several times over the past year, but some say that this month is key because the sawmill work is scheduled to start soon.
"We really hope something is going to happen sooner rather than later because Spray Lakes could start building roads the end of this month," says Gordon Petersen of the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition.
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By Emma Cane
Photo: Min. of Natural Resources
The United Nations has declared 2011 as “International Year of Forests” in hopes of raising global awareness of sustainable forest management, conservation and the living legacy to be passed on to future generations. But what does that mean to us?... Read more »
- Write a short letter to Premier Stelmach.
For the latest news see our Castle update webpage
It's URGENT you act because Spray Lake Sawmill's bulldozers are now building logging roads in former national park lands to clear-cut what today is the heart of the Castle Special Management Area -- a Government of Alberta designated Special Place protected area in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Alberta. As Alberta's Legislature and new Premier go back to work, you can use your leverage as a potential visitor to Alberta or voter in Alberta to save this vital part of the international Crown of the Continent ecosystem and National Geographic geotourism area.
Help local residents and businesses who, despite the bitter cold, occupied the Castle for three weeks and maintained a picket-line that held back clear-cut logging from starting.... Read more »