• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage
32238

Canada  

Alberta - champion at disturbing land

A national study suggests that Alberta has disturbed more of its natural landscape than any other province.

The analysis by Global Forest Watch adds that Wild Rose Country also has two of three areas where the rate of disturbance is the highest.

Report author Peter Lee says almost two-thirds of the entire province is disturbed by roads, seismic corridors, clearcuts, well sites and pipelines.

He also says that the frontier of undisturbed areas in the oilsands region and along the eastern slopes of the Rockies is being pushed back by up to 10 kilometres a year.

Lee's analysis is based on government and satellite data.

He says it's the first time anyone has put together a national picture of how Canada's natural landscapes are faring.

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.



More Canada News

Canada
30337
Parliament Hill Webcam
Recent Trending
32483
32334
Member of the RTNDA
31753



31508