Conservation is Best Economic Option for Cardinal Divide – Cheviot Mine Area
April 1, 2003
Wild Lands Advocate article, April 2003, by Shirley Bray.
AWA has maintained for years that a much better alternative to building a mine at Cheviot is to protect the area for its wilderness values and long-term, sustainable economic potential. An Alberta Government study found that the economic potential of protected landscapes is comparable to that of the forestry and agriculture industries and can provide as many jobs as resource extraction industries. As well, healthy wilderness areas provide services, like water purification, that would be very expensive to reproduce.