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081 Overtourism in Canada's Mountain National Parks

6/13/2019
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If you'd like to check out the show notes for this episode, visit www.MountainNaturePodcast.com/ep081

Duration:00:29:03

080 Conserving caribou by blaming carnivores and ancient human footprints lead the way to a new coastal migration theory

5/30/2019
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Duration:00:31:51

078 Examining a new Fire Management Plan for Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks and Game of Thrones connections in western Canada

4/17/2019
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Duration:00:31:30

077 Wolverines in the mountain west, and tick season is upon us

4/10/2019
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Duration:00:22:51

074 Keepiing Alberta Rat Free, and how adding one non-native fish to Yellowstone caused a food web to collapse

3/21/2019
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Duration:00:34:02

073 Scientific mysteries around ancient pictographs in Grotto Canyon, and how winters with lower snowpacks will effect local wildlife.

3/13/2019
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Duration:00:29:57

072 Saying goodbye to the father of Global warming, Canmore's Nuclear Bunker, New Train Service to the Mountains, and watching for the bears to emerge

3/6/2019
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This week we say goodbye to Wallace Smith Broeker, the groundbreaking climatologist that coined the term "global warming'. I also look at a cold war bunker near Canmore, Alberta that forms a stark reminder of a more dangerous time in our history. A propos

Duration:00:26:30

071 Smoke melts glaciers, and winter wildlife survival strategies

2/27/2019
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Duration:00:27:30

070 Polar bears and climate change denial, Alberta's mountains see the highest temperature increases, and did European contact in the New World cause the Little Ice Age

2/19/2019
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If you would like to view the transcript and show notes for this episode visit our web page at www.mountainnaturepodcast.com/ep070.

Duration:00:38:51

069 Looking at why elk keep their antlers througout the winter, and forest fires in California and British Columbia

11/25/2018
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Duration:00:44:17

068 Fire ecology in western Canada with fire expert Cliff White.

9/9/2018
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This is a special episode that I wanted to get out right away. It's an important talk about the fire situation in western Canada, but more importantly, what we can do in townsites like Banff, Canmore, and Jasper…and with that said, let's get to it. This presentation was organized through the Rockies Institute and featured Cliff White who worked for almost 4 decades with Banff National Park. He started as a park warden but rose through the ranks to positions including vegetation fire...

Duration:00:51:22

067 Mapping the Expansion of Coyotes, Reintroduced Bison Test Their Boundaries, and Time to Stop Making Rock Sculptures

8/28/2018
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Mapping the Expansion of Coyote Range across the Continent In the mountain west, we simply accept the presence of coyotes on the landscape. They're simply a part of the mountain environment that we call home. For many places though, that isn't the case. Coyotes are one of the continent's most successful predators and have always been one of the first carnivores to explore potential new habitats. But just how native are they too much of their current range? If we were to look back...waaaaay...

Duration:00:32:12

066 Finally, free roaming bison in Banff, and bear safety during buffaloberry season.

8/3/2018
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Parks Canada has just announced that it has opened the gates and finally allowed its growing herd of wild bison out of their enclosure and, for the first time, letting them wander somewhat freely within the park, at least within a 1,200 sq km release zone. The release has happened a little later than planned. The calving season was delayed and while last year saw its first birth on Earth Day, this year calving only began on July 15. In a recent article in The Province, Banff's Resource...

Duration:00:27:24

064 The story of Crowfoot wraps up, and new decisions on development in the Bow Valley

7/12/2018
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In this episode, I wrap up the story of Blackfoot Chief Crowfoot as he experiences life under Canada's Treaty 7. I also look at the implications of some recent government and court decisions regarding development in the Bow Valley. For the complete show notes, please visit our show page at www.MountainNaturePodcast.com/ep064. Here you'll find links to additional information and our show archive.

Duration:00:47:41

063 New Reviews, Crowfoot gets to know the Mounties, and the secret lives of the Yellow Ladyslipper Orchid

6/28/2018
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A New Review of the Podcast Before I reprise the story of Crowfoot, I wanted to give a shout out to an iTunes listener with the screen name Jul121314 in the U.S. for the kind review. The review is titled "Great Storytelling". They continue saying: "Love listening to the stories - current and historical. I love the Canadian Rockies and this podcast gives me a much deeper understanding. " Thank you so much. Those that know me will tell you that I'm always trying to find the "story" hidden...

Duration:00:43:28

062 The Life of Chief Crowfoot of the Blackfoot, and bears along the train tracks

6/18/2018
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Crowfoot The First Nations of the plains were a diverse and powerful collection of Tribes that were often at war with one another. Wars over territory, the best hunting areas, the theft of horses, and many other grievances kept the borders of various nations constantly in flux. One of the most powerful groups were the Blackfoot Confederacy of southern Alberta and northern Montana. The Confederacy was formed by three nations, the Siksika or Blackfoot, Piikani or Piegan, and the Kainai or...

Duration:00:31:08

061 Sulphur Storms, Mismatched Colours, and Famous Filming Locations

5/30/2018
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Sulphur Storms This past week has marked the start of pollen season in the mountain west. The white spruce, in particular, released vast amounts of yellowish-green pollen, coating every car, patio set, pond, and puddle. The railings alongside trails and even the surfaces of leaves have been covered in this fine powder. On my car, places I previously touched were dusted in a manner similar to fingerprint dust, leaving a yellowish outline of my fingerprint. Spruce are part of the Pine...

Duration:00:26:41