Red Deer River, AB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Red Deer River, AB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Stories From the Field

  • Gus Yaki and fellow walkers near Milk River (Photo by Patrick Mahaffey)
    A grasslands odyssey

    This spring, I had the chance to explore southern Alberta with Calgary-based naturalist Gus Yaki, who organized a walking tour of to recognize Canada’s 150th and raise funds for habitat conservation and research.
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  • Fisher (Photo by Matthew Zalewski)
    Finding fishers in the Cooking Lake Moraine

    The purpose of the Moraine Mesocarnivore study project was to determine whether the fisher population had grown, and to determine how many current fishers had the DNA of the reintroduced animals.
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  • Sandstone Ranch, downey brome weed pull event (Photo by NCC)
    All aboard for grassland health

    Downy brome is a noxious, invasive weed, and on June 3, 2017, NCC employees and 22 eager volunteers went out and picked several bags from the Sandstone Ranch in an effort to keep it under control.
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  • Road to Recovery CV event (Photo by Jaya Sarathe)
    Spectacular success at Hayden Hendenstrom

    For over a decade, NCC has been maintaining this 315-acre (128-hectare) piece of property in the Waterton Park Front to ensure that this land remains the same far into the future.
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  • Baby deer laying in the grass (Photo by David Thomas)
    Bedding down with babies

    Twice now, infant wildlife has been almost trampled by those around me — first in the field with a fawn, second in the backyard with a bunny. In both instances, the animals were concealed by tall grass, remaining motionless upon detection.
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  • Participants at the Telus bee hotel event (Photo by NCC)
    Bee the difference

    On May 27, 2017, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), in partnership with Telus, hosted a corporate volunteer event to educate participants about some of Canada’s most well-known pollinators and show them how to bring the bees to their backyards.
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