By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant
We continuing digging into the Quest Rare Minerals Strange Lake Project, a proposed mining development in Quebec
with an access road to the Labrador coast. As we've reported before, our concern is that this development would impact the recovery of the George River herd of migratory caribou.
As Hunting Report
readers know, the George River herd is in decline and estimated to number only around 20,000 animals. While it is natural for migratory caribou populations to cycle (the herd numbered only an estimated 3,500 animals in the late 1940s), we are concerned that mining developments may threaten the caribou at a critical stage in their recovery. We reported the proposed road from the mine site to Voisey's Bay on the Labrador coast cuts through the George River herd's migration routes and, more significantly, the calving grounds where they return during summer......