Bands Take Part in Reforestation Effort

Thursday, June 03, 2004 at 14:08



One hundred acres of hybrid poplar, pine and conifer trees are being planted this week at the Mistawasis First Nation.


The band is one of three First Nations in the province taking part in a new federal project designed to tackle the issue of climate change.


Deb Weedon of the Saskatchewan Forest Centre says over the next two years, thousands of trees will be planted throughout the country in a bid to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.


She says sites near Prince Albert and Meadow Lake are also being targeted in the campaign, but that’s as far north as the project will likely go.


The Sturgeon Lake First Nation and James Smith Cree Nation are the other two bands involved.