How WildSmart are you? Speaker's Series. In the winter we hold the How WildSmart are you? Speaker’s Series to inform residents of Canmore and area of recent wildlife research and issues. If you missed our most recent WildSmart Speaker Series to learn about wildlife research and wildlife issues in the Bow Valley, you can listen to them online.

In this episode of the Wildsmart Speaker Series, John Paczkowski gives his presentation, Where the Wildlife Roam: Wildlife Movement and Corridor Use in the Bow Valley.

In 2001, Canada hosted the G8 Summit in Kananaskis. One of the outcomes of the summit was the creation of the Kananaskis Summit Environmental Legacy, to improve habitat connectivity and wildlife corridors, and to reduce wildlife mortality in the Bow River valley near Canmore, Alberta.

Join John as he takes us through the reasons behind the G8 legacy mitigations, learn what underpasses are, how they are used and by who, and recent research on wildlife corridor connectivity and corridor movement in the Bow Valley.

Direct download: 2011-12-16_Where_the_Wildlife_Roam_John_Paczkowski.mp3
Category:WildSmart Speaker Series -- posted at: 10:00pm MST

Rob Murray with Mountain FM interviews Kim Titchener, Program Director at Bow Valley WildSmart about bear safety on location at the Quarry Lake Off Leash Park in Canmore, Alberta.

Direct download: bear-safety-kim.mp3
Category:Media Interviews -- posted at: 12:00am MST

For hundreds of years, coyotes have been a prairie enigma and subject of mass killing campaigns. Now recognized as one of the most important ecological species in North America, coyotes continue to have an uneasy, often tragic relationship with humans. Learn the truth about this misunderstood species and how communities are changing policies to better align with common sense and coyote biology so we can live more peacefully with this supremely adaptable species.

Wildlife biologist and founder of the Alberta Institute for WIldlife Conservation Dianne Wittner presented to Bow Valley WildSmart. Find out more about Bow Vally Wildsmart:

Rob Murray with Mountain FM interviews Kim Titchener, Program Director at Bow Valley WildSmart about the WildSmart 1st Grizzly of the Year Contest.

Direct download: wildsmart-bear-contest.mp3
Category:Media Interviews -- posted at: 12:00am MST

Listen as former Science Manager in Banff National Park Cliff White talks about the relationship between Bison, Beavers, Caribou, and Aspen for a presentation for Bow Valley WildSmart. White, currently the Research Director for the Canadian Rockies Bison Inititative talks about taking a holistic perspective on the restoration of the Canadian Rockies Ecosystems.

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