BC temporarily banning resource development in South Peace to protect caribou
By Ellen Cools
The B.C. government today announced that it is imposing an interim moratorium on new resource development in the South Peace region of the province, in order to protect caribou.
According to CBC News, new forestry and mining projects in the region will be curtailed for two years while stakeholders develop a new management plan.
The decision comes in the wake of a report released today by Blair Lekstrom, who was appointed community liaison in April. The report makes 14 recommendations, including stopping “new high-impact forestry and mining activities” until the moratorium ends on June 20, 2021, unless the provincial government repeals it earlier, reports CBC News.
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