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Statement of Concern Regarding Chip Lake Logging Request for Proposals

May 10, 2022

AWA is concerned about a request for proposals (RFP) issued by Alberta Forestry that would grant a Commercial Timber Permit in Forest Management Units W01 and W02, including a significant amount of forests northwest of Chip Lake (west-central Alberta near Wildwood and Entwistle). AWA’s main concerns with this RFP are the following:

  • Destruction of important wildlife habitat
  • Lack of stakeholder and public consultation
  • Low stand level harvest retention requirements
  • No cumulative effects assessment in the area
  • Potential challenges with reforestation

Click the link below to read our letter to Minister Nate Horner on May 4th, 2022 regarding these concerns:


We have spectacular wilderness in Alberta, much of it under some form of protection. Every square millimetre of it has had to be fought for - will always have to be fought for, forever and ever. The struggle to retain and repair wilderness is conducted not just by a few individuals, but by large numbers of committed people, from all walks of life, all working in various ways toward the same end. We need to be grateful to all of them.
- Dave Mayhood
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