Logging Paused in A La Peche Caribou Range, Conservation Groups Call for Long-term Protection

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West Fraser Hinton paused its controversial clearcut logging plan in critical habitat of the threatened A La Peche caribou in west-central Alberta, following the province’s creation of a temporary “No Harvest Zone” until it finishes its land-use plan for the area.

The decision comes after months of opposition from local trappers, the Mountain Métis community, the conservation community and concerned Albertans.

 

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