February 23, 2018

NDP plan to “save” Woodland Caribou next roadblock to Alberta’s prosperity

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

The next war against Alberta's natural resources is heating up.

This time the province, in conjunction with the federal government, is using the Woodland Caribou as a roadblock to Alberta prosperity.

Some Woodland Caribou populations across the country are declining. In response, the federal government called upon the provinces that are in charge of the land the herds live on, to create individual plans to save them, requiring that at least 65% of Woodland Caribou ranges be left undisturbed.

In late December Alberta introduced their draft Woodland Caribou plan. Preliminary plans from the government set aside 1.8M hectares for permanent protection in Alberta's northwest corner - which amounts to a 38% reduction in available land for forestry.

The protection of these lands could make them off limits for oil and gas and agriculture. Many of those who live and work in the North feel like they aren’t being listened to so they held a rally at the legislature to make their opinions known to the NDP.

Watch my video to see what people who live in North Western Alberta have to say about the caribou and get the straight facts about what’s really happening with caribou populations in Canada.

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commented 2018-04-13 12:52:20 -0400
I am an old(er) biologist and have been on the caribou stump of sorts for decades, but with particular interest since 2002 when the scientists at the U of A started pointing their finger unequivocally at wolves as the proximate cause of caribou declines tied to consequences of habitat alteration. This highly biased research (biased by design) has subsequently led to the gunshipping of thousands of wolves, strychnine poisoning of other ‘sacrificed’ ungulates to kill scavenging wolves etc with essentially no meaningful results despite publications by a government and university researchers to suggest otherwise.

I was a moose ecologist in Saskatchewan in the 1970s-80s and believed that low levels of moose calf survival in one range was due to black bear predation on calves shortly following birth. Published research on that in mid 80s that resulted in a doubling of calf survival. There is only circumstantial evidence in Alberta that wolves are the cause of very low caribou calf survival i.e. there is one documented case of a wolf killing a neonate in Alberta, and recent STRONG research across Canada (Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan) that irrefutably implicates bears as the primary cause of neonate mortality leading to the vulnerability of woodland caribou. I do not suggest that wolves do not kill caribou, particularly a few adults, but huge expenditures to effect the slaughters, combined with ridiculous expensive efforts related to seismic line restoration and plans to construct zoo-style enclosures for caribou do not make sense.

To this end, I spent a few years working on a deterrent designed to discourage marauding bears, and in controlled closed trials believe we have a ‘highly effective memory inducing deterrent’ that will discourage bears on calving grounds from killing calves, thereby giving caribou some assistance to withstand the effects of higher levels of predation by wolves on adults. Our approach involves NO KILLING and is ridiculously inexpensive compared to the status quo approaches.

I encourage interested people to visit academia.edu and read an exhaustive analysis I produced in 2016 “Woodland Caribou Management Crisis How Best to Proceed with Woodland Caribou: Get Back to Basics?” or an updated 2018 powerpoint available on my website teams-ltd.com complete with videos. These sources will paint a black and white picture of how ignorance and bureaucracy combine to produce ineptitude and introduce high cost to Alberta taxpayers and DO NOT help woodland caribou- period.
commented 2018-02-26 00:28:49 -0500
It’s a money grab for the government…
running out of money in other areas so why not pick an area they thought no one would notice …. but the plans to go in and re-cut the lines only to send tree planters in to re-plant?? Why cut down all the natural regrowth?? A simple way to funnel, and shuffle money to go to sectors that ran out or ran low on the budgets!!
Who flew over the area to do the head count?? The same guys who printed brochures with a picture of an elk?? Do they really know which animal they are trying to save?? ( other then their own butts). Luckily I know of people In The north that were able to conduct their own head counts… and unless any government plans on making Mother Nature sign a “save the caribou” form…. I think the wolves and other wildlife should have been calculated into this decision long before…
Just my thoughts though ….
“Save Alberta” from the NDP and their bone headed ways
commented 2018-02-26 00:22:49 -0500
It’s a money grab for the government…
running out of money in other areas so why not pick an area they thought no one would notice …. but the plans to go in and re-cut the lines only to send tree planters in to re-plant?? Why cut down all the natural regrowth?? A simple way to funnel, and shuffle money to go to sectors that ran out or ran low on the budgets!!
Who flew over the area to do the head count?? The same guys who printed brochures with a picture of an elk?? Do they really know which animal they are trying to save?? ( other then their own butts). Luckily I know of people In The north that were able to conduct their own head counts… and unless any government plans on making Mother Nature sign a “save the caribou” form…. I think the wolves and other wildlife should have been calculated into this decision long before…
Just my thoughts though ….
“Save Alberta” from the NDP and their bone headed ways
commented 2018-02-25 23:59:29 -0500
Why do socialists feel they have to fix things that aren’t broken.
Too many politicians and bureaucrats with too much time on their hands.
So they invent problems to solve which conveniently fits their ideological narrative. Pretend to protect the Woodland Caribou in order to stop economic progress. Not smart. I bet many people in Alberta just feel like throwing up.
commented 2018-02-24 23:24:25 -0500
Dirk Kanis, I’m not sure where this originated (possibly Thunderbay)….I have been seeing it on Canadian sites for the past couple of days.
If I see more details and can determine who organized this grassroots protest, I will post further details.
commented 2018-02-24 15:37:53 -0500
This is called SUZUKISIDE it’s suicide Suzuki style . Only Suzuki is living the good life while the rest of you struggle to make ends meet . I’m sure all the ndpigers are living the good life too …..
commented 2018-02-24 15:04:03 -0500
April 2, on my calendar Tammie, who organizing that?
commented 2018-02-24 11:37:25 -0500
Off Topic,

Iqra Khalid is giving a M-103 speech in Toronto this evening, anyone who wants to protest her can join others in this protest at 6pm 2029 Gerrard St East.

Also, there are City Hall protests scheduled for April 2 across Canada demanding government be dissolved and an election called.
commented 2018-02-24 11:00:32 -0500
Ndp has been consistently herding Albertans into the cities so we don’t need cars, the jobs and lifestyle is congested and human control is maximized. She (Nutters) would turn the whole province into parks around all cities if she could. She immediately went after farmers, which seemed to be a primary concern for her. I am so looking forward to getting rid of that den of elitist thieves.
commented 2018-02-24 08:13:34 -0500
DARYL , forget sucide watch , I say throw them into the regular population

A prison metaphor
commented 2018-02-24 08:13:33 -0500
DARYL , forget sucide watch , I say throw them into the regular population

A prison metaphor
commented 2018-02-24 08:12:55 -0500
DARYL , forget sucide watch , I say throw them into the regular population
commented 2018-02-24 01:45:09 -0500
I continue to be surprised why Kenney and UPC don’t talk to the Rebel about issues like this. The facts you presented Sheila are not being given to the general public outside of Rebel followers. Are Kenney and the NDP in cahoots with environmentalists? Will the UPC follow the MSM narrative and collapse the Alberta/Cdn economy just because they don’t want to present facts brought forward by the Rebel? Is a vote for Kenney really that much different than a vote for Notley?
commented 2018-02-24 01:43:01 -0500
May 2019 cannot come soon enough so these feckless commies can be properly punted and get this province back on track. Save the caribou AND save the forestry/energy sector jobs.
commented 2018-02-23 23:40:46 -0500
Daryl Herman i saw many wild animals in my time out in the bush, but of course the urban idiots who never get out of the city think reality is what they make up.
commented 2018-02-23 22:09:47 -0500
This NDP plan makes no sense as the revenue from these small resource towns pay for the Governments fake Refugees, which are 90% unemployed after 2 years.
commented 2018-02-23 21:33:51 -0500
LIZA ROSIE commented 2018-02-23 21:29:58 -0500
Daryl they are going to need an escape plan.

I cannot believe what they are doing to these communities. They are chasing Canadians out of their small working towns, to where, the cities? It is like they are emptying Canada , chasing us out for what?

That is one of the objectives of agenda 21. It is also what Obama was doing in the US.
commented 2018-02-23 21:29:58 -0500
Daryl they are going to need an escape plan.

I cannot believe what they are doing to these communities. They are chasing Canadians out of their small working towns, to where, the cities? It is like they are emptying Canada , chasing us out for what?
commented 2018-02-23 21:13:31 -0500
You should also notice that it is almost all rural jobs that are being destroyed. While we have to pay a carbon tax to put money into the cities. Have you have enough yet, or would you like a few more strokes of the lash.
commented 2018-02-23 20:01:09 -0500
Sure hope these lunatic NDPiggers come up with a viable plan to save their OWN kind once the planet does not implode as per their drug induced pipe-dreams of saving the world dictates.
You’d think these NDPiggers would think about their own ESCAPE plan – as they will become the “banned” entity in the very near future.
Nutley needs to be put on suicide watch – along with her demented cabinet of lunatics – their suicidal tendencies are impossible to evaluate.
commented 2018-02-23 19:53:25 -0500
Eh, any NDPigger! Answer me this, why is it that in NW Alberta, it is often witnessed that caribou (and other wildlife) often hang around the gas & oil installations & logging operations with their young??
Maybe if you tree-hugging lunatics would educate yourselves – & quit trying to control everything that crosses your small, ignorant minds & start looking at the FACTS – your world would get a lot less control oriented & more observant!
commented 2018-02-23 19:52:44 -0500
Bizarre subsets is what the government excels at….no common sense at all!