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Resilient Residents – Winter Birds

Resilient Residents – Winter Birds FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks So far this winter, mammals have been all the talk, but we can’t forget about the other animals that brave the Alberta winter experience – like birds. If birds can fly south why wouldn’t they? We know that mammals are considerably less mobile and don’t haveContinue Reading

2017-2018 Southern Alberta Christmas Bird Counts: A Snapshot From West to East Across Alberta

2017-2018 Southern Alberta Christmas Bird Counts: A Snapshot From West to East Across Alberta FROM: Teresa Dolman The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a means of discovering which birds, common and uncommon, are to be found in winter within a specific regulation sized area (a 24-km diameter circle). All counts are conducted between DecemberContinue Reading

Forests on Fire

What did our forests look like 100 years ago? And 100 years in the future? How does wildfire affect the wildlife? What can we learn from the Lost Creek and Kenow fires? Guest speakers: David Andison: fire pattern researcher, Jonathan Large: fire management officer with Parks Canada, and Robert Anderson: local wildlife biologist. A bigContinue Reading

2017 Crowsnest Pass Christmas Bird Count

2017 Crowsnest Pass Christmas Bird Count FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Each year, Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society help coordinate and support the efforts of more than 2500 counts throughout the Western Hemisphere.  Christmas Bird Counts are run across Canada and the United States, as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and someContinue Reading

Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count FROM: Great Backyard Bird Count Join thousands of birders worldwide in the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants areContinue Reading

Will New Federal Coal Mining Regulations Stop Elk Valley Selenium Pollution?

Will New Federal Coal Mining Regulations Stop Elk Valley Selenium Pollution? FROM: Wildsight Selenium pollution coming from the Elk Valley coal mines is a major problem and polluted water is harming fish as far downstream as Koocanusa Reservoir. So why isn’t government regulating selenium levels to protect fish, birds and all kinds of life that dependContinue Reading

Resilient Residence – Mammals that are inactive but don’t hibernate

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks This is the second of a four part series on our province’s most resilient animals. You may have assumed that the mammals you don’t see during the winter are hibernating, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, some mammals use an ‘in between’ strategy that involves a lot ofContinue Reading

Statement of Concern

Statement of Concern FROM: Crowsnest Conservation The Crowsnest Conservation Board has summited another Statement of Concern regarding the Benga Mining Application for the Grassy Mountain Mine. The Statement of Concern has been submitted to the Alberta Energy Regulator.Continue Reading

Crowsnest Conservation Board and Annual General Meeting

Crowsnest Conservation Board and Annual General Meeting FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Crowsnest Conservation Society held a very successful AGM at Country Encounters on November 29, 2017. Thank you to the members who participated in the discussion about upcoming events and provided input about future projects and activities.   Thank you to Barbara McClary for her serviceContinue Reading

Birdwatchers Come Together in Crowsnest Pass to Participate in the 118th Christmas Bird Count

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Birding Committee    Another Christmas Bird Count season has arrived. Between December 14, 2017 and January 5, 2018, tens of thousands of bird and winter enthusiasts will rally together to count millions of birds across the continent as part of the 118th year of this long-running wildlife survey. On January 2, 2018Continue Reading

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