Harvey Locke

Conservationists rejoiced as Shannon Phillips, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, announced the province’s new government would create two parks totaling 104,000 hectares (a quarter of a million acres) in the mountainous Castle area last Friday. It marked the turning point in a forty year effort to protect this spectacular and biologically diverse area that…

Wildlife

The forests of northwestern North America are aflame. Yesterday I had the eerie experience of flying into a wall of smoke and witnessed a landscape transformed in a strangely beautiful way. Tinder dry from a low winter snow pack and minimal spring and summer rainfall, there were 101 fires burning this week in the forests…

Wildlife