Forest Index to Clear-cut Logging in Kananaskis
This issue is about access, land use and water policy, pitting the interests of industry against nature, recreation and tourism. You'll find information and a unique view of the issue provided by braggcreek.ca and others, in particular, the Bragg Creek Environmental Coalition.
Building on the success of Tag A Tree, but realizing that our goal to stop logging and create a park haven't been realized, we will continue our campaign
Please visit the Save Kananaskis web site
Tag A Tree
We asked people to pick-up a slice of tree marked with the Save Kananaskis - It's Worth It logo and hang it on a tree in Kananaskis or on your property.
The Tag A Tree campaign wrapped up on Labour Day, September 3, 2007. It achieved considerable success in raising awareness of the plan to log Kananaskis and the need to create a park. We gave away 7,000 tags, opened lines of communication with hundreds of people, achieved recognition in the media and government. Through our tags, web site, printed materials, public appearances and the media we have reached an estimated 40,000 people.
Part 2 - began March 2007
Crisis? What crisis? Alberta declares a state of emergency
Click here to read a transcript of a dialog between Dave Rodney and Ted Morton in the Alberta legislature - with comment
Ralph Cartar's response to Dr. Morton's statements on the threat of the pine beetle. Ralph is President of the Bragg Creek Environmental Coalition
Conservation Biology Institute
Protected areas form one of the main pillars of biodiversity conservation throughout the world. Although a large proportion of the neighboring Rocky Mountains are well-protected, only 1.2 percent of the Alberta Foothills is currently protected, which is woefully inadequate by any scientific standard.
Save Kananaskis - It's Worth It
Download the Save Kananaskis handout (pdf)
Or you can read it online using the links below:
Contact list for officials responsible for this issue
Write to the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, The Premier, Your MLA, The Liberal and NDP Opposition and
Spray Lakes Sawminlls. Use this contact list
snailmail: 305 Griffin Road West
Cochrane, AB, T4C 2C4
Please send a copy of your e-mails to "info at braggcreek.ca"
An article on the clearcut logging in Kananaskis issue by Doug Sephton. Published in the Calgary Area Outdoor Council newsletter.
Read criticism of our NIMBY whining and our misrepresentations according to two authors who favour logging in Kananaskis. These articles were published in the same issue. You can read them here.
Photos of Clear-cut logging near Cataract Creek
Click on a thumbnail image below to see an enlargement.