Enviro groups positive on land use plan
Aug 23, 2012 at 7:35 am in Business, News by tyler.king
The environmental movement is calling the new land use plan a step in the right direction.
Simon Dyer from the Pembina Institute says the new conservation areas are positive, but the province needs to do more.
“Alberta needs to accelerate progress on co-management with First Nations,” he said. “The plan doesn’t do much to protect woodland caribou habitat, which are declining in Alberta, and we need to set maximum limits on land impacts and water use.”
But Dyer still says it’s good news.
“It’s a promising start, but it’s just the beginning of the improvements that need to happen,” he said. “Many elements of the regional plan remain incomplete, or works in progress.”
He adds there’s nothing in the plan to address climate change.
August 23, 2012