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Logging halted in Castle wilderness

Timber harvesting will be halted in the Castle wilderness area once the current logging plan expires - pending further talk over the future of the popular recreation area.

October 15, 2012  By  John Tenpenny

According to the Calgary Herald, the province has approved Cochrane-based Spray Lake Sawmills to axe 50,000 cubic metres of forest in southwestern Alberta in the first of a three-year deal.

But the final two rounds of logging have been put on hold. The decision was lauded by anti-loggers who’ve fought against clear-cutting in the ecologically sensitive area that serves as a watershed for dozens of downstream communities.

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