The New York Times had a recent op-ed about a rare worthwhile action by the Department of Interior The interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, recently directed the agencies in his department to work with states and private landowners to minimize development and disturbance in migration corridors and winter ranges used by elk, mule deer and pronghorn […]
Polar Bears International is the non-profit organization that virtually rules the town of Churchill when it comes to informing naïve tourists about polar bears. A million-dollar donation last year guaranteed the creation of a new building to permanently display PBI-generated information in downtown Churchill – previously limited to those visitors wealthy or influential enough to […]
The shortest and steepest of Parks Canada’s three guided hikes in the Burgess Shale fossil beds, Mount Stephen is a trilobite lover’s dream! And the views are terrific, too.
Parks Canada added a third option to its menu of Burgess Shale guided hikes this summer. We did their Wolcott Quarry hike back in 2009. Five years later, we joined the second (ever) offering of the new guided hike to the Stanley Glacier. It’s an easy 10 km hike with lots of appeal: fire, ice, […]
The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, mountain cat, or catamount, is a large cat of the family Felidae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. An […]
“Yoho” is a Cree expression of awe and wonder, and our day in Yoho Valley did not disappoint. On the bus ride there, we passed under several wildlife corridors, which have proven successful at allowing animals safe passage over the highways while reducing insurance claims for vehicle accidents. Our first stop was at the Yoho […]
Already disappearing at an alarming rate, Greenland’s ice pack is melting at a much increased rate during this current heat wave. At least one village on the English coast has been warned, not because of the current heat wave, that general Arctic warming and melting will likely force the village into permanent evacuation at some point in the foreseeable future.