Groups fundraising for court challenge of Saskatchewan logging policy

By Bryn Levy
The Saskatoon StarPhoenix
February 15, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Groups concerned about increased logging on the edges of Saskatchewan’s boreal forest are raising money to challenge the province’s forestry policy in court. The Saskatchewan Forest Protection Network and the Big River Forest Advocates are teaming up for a “teach-in” event on Saturday. Spokeswoman Cathy Sproule said the fundraising drive comes after years of meetings and advocacy with industry and government have secured only “minor concessions. …While she said provincial officials and industry representatives have been willing to come to meetings, many conversations have left her feeling frustrated and dispirited as concerns remain unaddressed, with a court challenge now seen as a necessary step. …Sproule said she’s hopeful an application can be filed this spring after the government releases its annual forestry plan. …Saturday’s event will feature a talk from Halifax-based journalist Joan Baxter.

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