Nature + Environment

Two Biologists and a Boy: When an Animal Loses Her Young

I haven’’t really seen my husband Geoff for about three days. With the snow low on the mountains animals are forced into the valley bottoms, where they’’re running into people all over the place. These “interactions” are keeping Geoff – wildlife conflict specialist with Parks Canada – pretty busy. During a ten minute cross-over at breakfast this morning he told me…

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Choosing Risk, Choosing Passion

A few weeks ago I read The Grand Delusion by local adventure athlete, Will Gadd, where he seems to have had what I call a “mortality moment.” In Will’’s article he reflects on how many friends he’’s lost to accidents in the mountains. “As the list grows longer,” he says, “I have a harder and harder time understanding why I take the…

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