For those of you who are familiar with the Cains River Crown Reserve fishery you will agree that one of the best parts of your trip is the drive through some of the old growth forest that still remains in some areas along the river. These areas are few and far between here in New Brunswick nowadays and to come along and find the horrific scene that I discovered on the weekend I am sure it will make most of you as disgusted as I am . There is no excuse for what happened here . The small amount of lumber gained along this narrow strip of land is obviously not even close to the value of leaving these few trees in order to maintain the integrity of this small but valuable old growth area , and this beautiful forest road . The road is of course outside of the river buffer but could have been easily left untouched without jeopardizing the logging operation. It should be noted that local DNR staff are in the process this winter of doing a large scale inventory campaign that will identify even more of these types of areas that hold old growth timber . Based on what I have seen just happen along the Cains River Crown reserve it frightens me to think what else might be sacrificed in the name of corporate greed and provincial deficit fighting measures .I urge all New Brunswickers to contact there MLA and local DNR offices to express their concerns .
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