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Province holding caribou plan info meeting in Grande Prairie

A public information session on Alberta’s draft plan to help threatened woodland caribou populations will be held in Grande Prairie this spring. The province has proposed spending more than $85 million over the next five years for habitat restoration, rearing facilities, and other measures.

Restoration work is already underway in the Little Smoky and A La Peche ranges, after draft plans for those ranges were released as a priority in 2016. Efforts include a fenced caribou rearing facility, restoring more than 10,000 kilometres of seismic lines, and continuing to shoot wolves to reduce predators.

The draft plan for the province recognizes that the MD of Greenview, County and City of Grande Prairie, and Town of Grande Cache could be affected both positively and negatively as they are highly dependent on natural resources. The local info session is set for March 8th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Grande Prairie Elks Lodge.

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