News and views on conservation in Canada, and updates from CPAWS chapters across the country.
Some very exciting things are beginning to happen in the boreal forest in East Central Saskatchewan! After a lot of hard work, the Pasquia Porcupine Forest Management Area has achieved approval for a new Forest Management Plan. Normally, an FMP approval might not be big news. But this FMP wasn’t typical in that another process was being woven into the planning process, one that would endeavor to take additional steps to protect caribou and ensure a healthy forest ecosystem, while maintaining a healthy local forest sector for the region. I’ll attempt a brief explanation as to what has made this process so exciting.
I recently discovered a new tool that allows all Canadians to get a view from the sky of the forest industries’ footprint on our landscape.
There is a better legacy we can leave for Canada on the eve of its 150th birthday than a new bike path that could affect some of the most vulnerable species in our national parks, in the very places we have committed to protect them. This issue is not about biking. It’s about safeguarding the very nature of our country. I hope the government sees the wisdom of choosing a different path.
On June 14, a herd of 400+ boreal caribou arrived on Parliament Hill ready to be adopted by Members of Parliament and Senators. MPs and Senators were invited to stop by and meet their very own caribou adoptee and learn more about which herd he or she was from and what threats they face.
In the week leading up to World Ocean Day, CPAWS hosted a reception on Parliament Hill with the All-Party Ocean Caucus, co-chaired by MPs Scott Simms and Fin Donnelly.