Nature + Environment

Mapping the Wolverine Way

Scientists who study wolverines have a tendency to be gluttons for punishment.

Gone Squirrely

Forget about girls gone wild – we’ve got squirrels gone wild, Banff style!

Wildlife Corridors: Passageways of the Rockies

A look into corridors and what they do for wildlife.

Two Biologists and a Boy: The Long Way Home

A couple of weeks ago, a young male elk ran us off the trail. It was the first time I’’ve been threatened by an animal while hiking with my son Dylan, and the only time I’’ve ever popped the safety off of my bear spray. It happened when Dylan and I were hiking with a friend, Tracy, and her daughter,…

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7 Ways You Can Volunteer in Banff National Park

Does Banff National Park hold a special place in your heart? Looking for a way to contribute to your mountain community? Consider getting your hands dirty by volunteering with the Banff National Park Volunteer Program! 7 Ways You Can Volunteer in Banff National Park Trail Reports –- let Parks Canada staff know about the conditions of your favourite mountain biking…

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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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