2007-11-17

Kananaskis logging cause for concern

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development recently approved plans to allow clear cut logging activities in the area of Kananaskis near Bragg Creek and across a broad slice of the region. This has many concerned, including Mountain View MLA Dr. David Swann.

One of the reasons SRD gave to residents during public consultations was that an effort was needed to combat the Mountain Pine Beetle activity in the area and taking preventive action against its spread. This isn't a well-founded strategy, according to Swann, especially due to the increased risk to water resources in the area.