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Historic Woodland Caribou Draft Range Plan Released

August 1, 2016

August 2016 Wildlands Advocate article, by Carolyn Campbell.

In June 2016, the Alberta government released a draft of its first federally-required woodland caribou range plan for public comment. At the same time, it announced a historic decision to protect extensive areas of four other endangered woodland caribou ranges in its far north. While a significant caribou conservation achievement, AWA couldn’t support the LS-ALP range plan as drafted because it will continue to destroy critical caribou habitat in the near term, by allowing in-range logging to resume and by omitting hard limits on new surface disturbance by the energy industry.

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