‘Health and sustainability of ours forests… at a great risk’

Letter by Leander Pilgrim
The Northern Pen
November 22, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Leander Pilgrim (left)

I write you today to express my urgent concerns about the forestry license for management districts 17 and 18 issued to Active Energy Group and/or its affiliated companies Timberlands International and Advanced Biomass Solutions. The forest is a vital resource for Newfoundlanders living on the Northern Peninsula in general and particularly in Main Brook, a town with a deep and rich history in the forestry industry. …I believe that the health and sustainability of our forests and the communities that depend on them are at a great risk and am compelled to speak up. It is questionable whether allowing the Company to exploit our forests for 20 years will provide any net economic benefit to the forests or residents of the Northern Peninsula in the long run.

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