Unless we act now, as early as next week, bulldozers will be building logging roads in former national park lands to clear-cut what today is the Castle Special Place protected area. (Box to write & click-to-email letter at http://tinyurl.com/3fsucov )
There’s hope for this southwest Alberta “Special Place” in this UN International Year of Forests. In the leadership race, Premier Alison Redford used this issue as an example of how the government hadn’t been listening.
Local businesses oppose clear-cutting this vital part of the international Crown of the Continent ecosystem and National Geographic geotourism area. Surveys found the majority of area residents not only oppose the logging, but also want the Castle’s “protected area” status backed up by laws as a Wildland Park. Join them in opposing the logging and supporting a Wildland Park. (Box to write & click-to-email letter at http://tinyurl.com/3fsucov )
For More Information on the issue:
- More action ideas at Sierra Club Canada http://tinyurl.com/3r6l2ye
- Flyer, poster & more www.albertafoothillsnetwork.org
- Two independent opinion studies http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/sites/default/files/imce/about-us/applied-research/csrl/Castle_Winter_2011.pdf and http://www.castlespecialplace.ca/Castle%20Survey%20April%2015.pdf