Star Creek “Experimental” Logging Going Ahead: AWA to Minister Campbell
September 3, 2014
AWA supports the use of sound scientific information for decision making but we oppose the logging of the upper valley of Star Creek as part of the Southern Rockies Watershed Project. This ecologically sensitive area falls within core grizzly bear habitat and within mountain goat and sheep ranges. The creek, downstream of the proposed logging area, contains pure strain westslope cutthroat trout and other important aquatic species. The area has already surpassed its linear density thresholds for more than one species’ recovery strategy and we believe logging should not take place at this location no matter what the reason.
AWA has written Minister Campbell to express our concerns with this Star Creek logging project (PDF of letter attached below).