Monday, January 30, 2012

Anti-logging protest continues near Beaver Mines

Protesters onsite, Saturday Jan. 28
C. Davis photo

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

Despite challenging weather, protesters remain onsite for the 20th day in a row at the site of proposed logging in the Castle Special Management Area near Beaver Mines.  Contrary to inaccurate reports in multiple media sources, their tents have not been removed, instead more have been set up by  individuals supporting the protest.  "It's becoming a popular camping location," said one protester on Saturday afternoon.

Several protesters have been named directly in an Enforcement Order issued by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) under the Public Lands Act (attached at the end of this article is a sample).  Gordon Petersen of the Stop Castle Logging group has indicated several times that legal advice has been sought, and the group seems determined to contest the order.

Enforcement order (click to see enlarged):

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