Photo: Half measures aren't enough to save caribou

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Alberta is home to two of Canada's imperilled caribou populations, the southern mountain and boreal woodland herds. Both are threatened with extinction.

Alberta recently released its draft range plan for the Little Smoky boreal and A la Peche southern mountain herds. It allows for continued forestry and petroleum approvals in both ranges. The plan's troubling components could set a terrible national precedent.

Your support meant more than 4,000 people were able to send messages to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Environment Minister Shannon Phillips. Among other things, they asked the Alberta decision-makers to stop allowing new oil and natural gas leases and to restrict forest harvesting within caribou ranges. Thank you for helping make this possible.