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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:

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No public hearings are scheduled. Only one Alberta organization, the Alberta Wilderness Association, is independent enough that it continues championing public land and the people's right of access to it. So people must speak individually, as they have so many times before, directly to the premier, the minister of Sustainable Resource Development and their MLA, and remind them of what public land means to all of us, that none of it is surplus to our needs, that we do not want it sold.
- Bob Scammell, 2003
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