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What's in our backpack

A collection of important things we need to keep handy.

Ted Morton Cartoons

This series of cartoons uses quotes from the legislature and reports from scientists and researchers to show that Ted Mortons perspective on forest management and policies based on it have some significant problems.

Visit the tedmortoncartoons.com web site

Download an Acrobat package of the cartoons

The Trans Canada Trail debacle

The multi-use policy that provides access for industry, agriculture and recreation in Kananaskis is not working. The destruction of the Trans Canada Trail to create a logging road shows the incompatibility of these interests. With a city of a million people half an hour away, the clash of interests was inevitable. This 3-page document demonstates the problem graphically. It was prepared for the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Canada.

Kananaskis Clear-Cut Calendar

calendarOur 2008 calendar has maps and photos showing planned and existing clear-cuts. Download it here - 4MB pdf.


Fire-based science to keep in mind when talking to SRD staff

Wildefire: Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) and Spray Lake Sawmills often misrepresent the science behind forest management decisions. This page gives you a “heads up” about some of these misrepresentations that concern forest fires.

Science vs ideology - Ralph Cartar vs Ted Morton

Forest Management: The forests are maintained in their present condition by fire, beetles and disease. Logging does not maintain forests in their natural state, and in particular places old growth in jeopardy.

We care about Kananaskis. Many hunters do to.

There is beauty in the foothills forest. We play, get fit, learn, grow and find joy in the wilderness. It sustains us.

The biggest threat against wildlife is the loss of habitat due to the encroachment of development.

New species of beetle invades from the U.S. Worse than the pine bark beetle

A newly introduced species, Mortonii destructus, bears watching. Benefactor to a select few, ecological disaster to most.