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Northwest Alberta councillors worry province's caribou plan will hurt forestry industry

Councillors in six northwestern Alberta municipalities are worried a "cookie-cutter" solution to dwindling caribou populations would cause a serious drag on the local forestry industry.

Each province and territory is required to develop caribou range plans by October, which the federal government will then adopt or reject. The plans are to help the threatened species' low populations recover. Preliminary plans from the provincial government set aside 1.8 million hectares for permanent protection in Alberta's northwest corner.

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Source: Edmonton Journal

 
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