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The Mountain Nature and Culture Podcast Posts

052 David Thompson quits the Hudson’s Bay Company, and what’s up with climate science deniers?

This week, I continue the story of David Thompson as he explores the vast wilderness of Canada as part of his duties with the Hudson’s…

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049 A look at polar bear ecology, cougars that aren’t solitary, and does shooting problem bears work

In this episode, I look at some of the reasons so many people flock to Churchill every year to see polar bears. I also look…

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047 Canada’s 150th birthday and its effects on visitation to the Mountain Parks, an Ode to Bear 148, and interviews with several candidates.

I look at just how Canada’s 150th birthday and free park passes impacted visitation to Banff National Park. Also in this episode, Canmore says goodbye…

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045 Wolves help grizzlies by killing elk, the Trans Canada Trail is complete, the Jasper to Columbia Icefields trail falls into limbo, and gold rushes in British Columbia

In this episode, I look at the possibility that a landscape without wolves might also be a landscape without grizzlies. In addition, Canada’s Great Trail,…

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043 Save a caribou by killing a moose, the Burgess Shales, and fire updates on the mountain west

In this episode, I look at a program in British Columbia that is trying to help restore caribou populations by killing moose. I also take…

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