In an area of the Skagit River headwaters in Canada where opposition to a mining proposal has been mounting, a division of the government of British Columbia will no longer allow logging.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development announced Wednesday it will no longer authorize logging in 14,300 acres between Skagit Valley and E.C. Manning provincial parks.
The announcement did not address the proposal for exploratory mining in the same region of the Skagit River watershed where officials on both sides of the border have raised concerns about impacts to the largest river in the Puget Sound region.
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