Saturday, October 19, 2013

Plan just 'protects rocks and ice'

Wendy Francis, program director for the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation initiative, left, and Katie Morrison, conservation director for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s southern Alberta chapter, are not happy with the Alberta government’s draft land-use plan for southern Alberta.
Photograph by: Leah Hennel
Eastern Slopes land-use plan just protects 'rocks and ice,' critics say

Conservationists say it falls short in the valley bottoms and grasslands

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald October 10, 2013

The province is touting a draft land-use plan for southern Alberta as a balance between development and conservation, but environmentalists say it really protects only the mountain tops on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies.

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