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Kruger lends protective hand


May 9, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The results of a research project designed to identify exceptional forest ecosystems, has prompted a pledge by Krug…

The results of a research project designed to identify exceptional forest ecosystems, has prompted a pledge by Kruger to help protect the designated areas. Spread over an area of 1,538 hectares, the sites include over-mature forests of black spruce and balsam fir that are more than 200 years old. “After having contributed to doubling the size of protected areas on le Ren-Levasseur, which is close to a quarter of the island, Kruger pledged to protect all exceptional forest habitats or forest sites, should such sites be discovered,” said Michel Lessard, general manager of forest and wood products.

The project kicked off in 2003, as a result of work performed by the Public Advisory Committee of users of Common Area 093-20, and in accordance with recommendations from the Bureau d’audience publique en environnement. It falls under the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife’s process for identification of exceptional forest ecosystems.

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