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Mining

Over 90% of the Boreal forest is currently open for mining exploration and claim staking.

  • While mine sites themselves are relatively small and isolated, the big impact comes from the network of roads and seismic lines created during exploration, and the tailing ponds and waste left behind after mining.
  • Staked lands are considered 'unavailable for protection' unless the industry agrees to remove the Crown's mineral reserves.

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