Native Prairie Saved From Potato Production
We previously told you about a shocking plan to sell public prairie land in Alberta for potato production. Since then, SLM Spud Farms has withdrawn its offer to purchase public native prairie rangeland in Alberta’s Bow Island Provincial Grazing Land (BIPGR).
Keith Ypma, SPL Spud Farms’ family spokesperson, said the withdrawal was due to the “negative attention” the proposal stirred up.
This case is a great example of how the public can make a difference by voicing their opposition to the destruction of endangered habitats and wildlife and conserving Canada’s natural heritage! But, the sale of public lands could continue. Environmental groups and opposition party members in Alberta are urging the government to complete land-use plans that protect the province’s lands, and engage the public in a transparent and open process should any public land be put up for sale.