Here be Dragons! – Microscopic Monsters from the Crown Of the Continent
John & Kathleen Hancock from the Pincher Creek Library
Journey under water to meet and view microscopic aquatic monsters. During this journey we will see some amazing evolutionary adaptions and learn about organisms that live in the aquatic environment in South West Alberta.
Fire Management in Waterton Lakes National Park; Recent Prescribed and Wildfire Experiences - 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape
Fire Management in Waterton Lakes National Park; Recent Prescribed and Wildfire Experiences
Scott Murphy from the Pincher Creek Library
Parks Canada’s prescribed fire program contributes to the environmental health of Waterton Lakes National Park by bringing fire to the landscape in planned circumstances - And then there are the unplanned fires!
Engaging Recreationist; Dutch Creek Restoration Project - 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape
Engaging Recreationist; Dutch Creek Restoration Project
Anna Garleff & Norine Ambrose from the Lethbridge Public Library
October 2015 OWC hosted a restoration for recreation event with the Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad, Trout Unlimited, Spray Lake Sawmills, and Cows & Fish. More than 50 dedicated volunteers built structural walls that encourage bridge use, and planted new willows and poplar trees. The restoration event brought people together to take action and strengthen their connection to the land and each other.
Straddling the Divide – The Great Divide Trail - 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape
Straddling the Divide – The Great Divide Trail
Dave Hockney from the Okotoks Library
The Great Divide Trail traverses the continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia, wandering through the Rocky Mountains for more than 1200 kilometers. It is not officially signed and not always even an actual trail, sometimes merely a wilderness route, inspiring modernday adventures.
The Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project - 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape
The Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project
Andrea Morehouse from the Pincher Creek Library
The Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project (GBMP) tracked Grizzly Bears from 2011-2014, by analyzing hair samples collected from bear rub objects, fence crossings, and other opportunistic sampling locations with the aim to provide updated information on grizzly bear density and abundance within southwestern Alberta. PhD candidate Andrea Morehouse presents the latest results and findings.
The Waterton Biosphere Association and the Blackfoot Challenge - 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape
Sharing the Range – The Waterton Biosphere Association and the Blackfoot Challenge
Nora Manners, Jeff Bectell, Jennifer Jenkins & the Blackfoot Challenge from the Pincher Creek Library
Large Carnivores roam along the front range of the Rocky Mountains, crossing the border between Montana and Alberta. Ranchers from both sides share their perspective and methods they have used to meet the challenge of sharing the range
Do You Like to Dance? Discovering The Secrets of Sharptailed Grouse - 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape
Do You Like to Dance? Discovering The Secrets of Sharptailed Grouse
John Campbell from Okotoks Public Library
Few people have observed Sharp-tailed Grouse in the wild displaying their complex mating dances on traditional lek dancing grounds; fewer people know it happens right here! Join John, as he reveals video of Sharp-tailed Grouse in southern Alberta leks, featuring photos from National Geographic awarding winning photographer Ken Crebbin.
Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks
Kelly Cooley from the Pincher Creek Library
Invasive species are plants, animals, and microorganisms that are not native to a particular area. They are also species that are capable of causing severe damage in areas outside their normal range, harming the economy, the environment, or human health once they become established.
We are all Downstream
Anna Garleff and Doug Kaupp from Lethbridge Regional Library
In the development of the film "We Are All Downstream", Oldman Watershed Council’s Anna Garleff had many guides on her tour of the watershed. One was City of Lethbridge Water & Waste Water Manager Doug Kaupp. Together they share the story of bringing safe drinking water to communities.
Blazing a Trail by Covering Our Tracks
Ryan Spencer from California State Parks
The perception of parks as selfcontained, pristine “worlds unto themselves” isn’t always true! Restoring healthy functioning ecosystems represents the newest frontier in park protection. Join Ryan Spencer, PORTS Interpreter, as he shares highlights from the efforts of Del Norte Coast and Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, to restore salmon, shorebird, and mammal habitat.