Proposed logging plans pose undeniable threats to species at risk.
West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton) plans to log roughly 2,660 hectares of timber within the next two years in the area surrounding Moon Creek, near Grande Cache, Alberta. This would be a significant harvest in a uniquely intact old-growth forest—and would have a disproportionate negative impact on critical habitat for species at risk and their recovery.
The harvest plans would occur within the critical habitat of Threatened woodland caribou and Endangered Athabasca Rainbow Trout. In fact, a new CPAWS Northern Alberta analysis showed it would remove 934 hectares of currently undisturbed caribou habitat and directly impact at least 15 streams that have potential critical habitat for Athabasca rainbow trout.
Help us urge the Government of Alberta to re-consider and re-evaluate the appropriateness of West Fraser’s proposed harvest plans around Moon Creek.