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Oct 31, 2022
IFCFC co-chair says community has had similar concerns over planned logging near Nellie Lake
IROQUOIS FALLS — The Iroquois Falls Community Forest Committee (IFCFC) has expressed full support of the legal action recently taken by three Treaty 9 First Nations against the Ontario Government’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for promoting what they consider to be aggressive and unsustainable forestry practices.
“The IFCFC shares their concerns about clear-cuts and the use of the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, to kill off leafy trees and other flora that the industry believes compete with their preferred tree species at the expense of wildlife,” Tom Vockeroth, co-chair of the IFCFC, said in a statement.
Chapleau Cree, Missanabie and Brunswick House First Nations have jointly launched legal action against the province claiming by allowing forestry practices such as aerial spraying of pesticides including using the herbicide glyphosate, the government has broken the Treaty 9 promise allowing First Nations to continue “their way of life and livelihoods” including hunting, trapping, fishing, and harvesting wild plants for food and medicine.
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