AltaLink’s New Transmission Line in Southwestern Alberta – What a Disaster

Believe it or not, this is where AltaLink wants to build a new overhead transmission line – the Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock Transmission Project.

David McIntyre photo limber pine 2015

Photo caption: A limber pine, an endangered species, frames the foreground of this heritage rangeland viewscape, part of which has been formally designated by the MD of Pincher Creek. The sweeping Crown of the Continent view across the Rock Creek watershed looks westward toward the Livingstone Range. Within this Serengeti-like landscape, herds of elk traverse rare rough fescue grasslands, and pure-strain westslope cutthroat trout, a threatened species, cling to a small fraction of their former range. Thousands of golden eagles – the world’s greatest concentration – migrate through this same wind-whipped, topographically tortured land each year, and it’s known around the world to sailplane pilots as Canada’s supreme soaring site.

David McIntyre,

Box 309, Crowsnest Pass, AB  T0K 0C0  Canada

Ph: 403-564-4289


~ by RETA on February 10, 2015.

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