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