SACPA Hears About Castle Special Place

Castle Special Place took centre stage at this week\'s Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs.

Castle Special Place took centre stage at this week's Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs. Oldman Watershed Council board member, Richard Burke, was on hand to discuss it's importance and the government's plan to clear-cut log in the area. Burke says the 1036 square kilometres west of Pincher Creek was designated a special place back in 1998.  He says it was put there to somewhat provide some protection for the area.  He says it's the only one left in the province that hasn't been protected and he'd like to know why. Burke argues logging in the area will impact rare plants, wildlife and one of Southern Alberta's primary water sources, while making it less attractive for recreational purposes.

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