West Fraser listens to West Bragg Creek clearcut opponents

By Howard May
The Western Wheel
May 2, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

ALBERTA — Participants in an Alberta Wilderness Association sponsored talk with West Fraser Timber of Cochrane got a primer course in general forestry planning from company officials Tuesday, but little in the way of hope they’ll have any success in stopping or even slowing down clearcut logging in the recreation areas of West Bragg Creek and Moose Mountain. West Fraser recently made more detailed maps available to the public, showing the actual cut blocks in West Bragg Creek, along with the names of the biking/hiking /horseback trails affected, prompting anti-logging groups like Bragg Creek and Kananaskis Outdoor Recreation (BCKOR) to declare their “worst fears realized” on social media. West Fraser plans to clearcut 900 hectares, the size of 833 soccer fields. near West Bragg Creek and another 450 ha. in the Moose Mountain Trail Networks.

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