Posts Tagged "nature"

Wishing you joyful, successful and creative 2015

Posted by on 31. December 2014 in Blog / Journal | Comments Off on Wishing you joyful, successful and creative 2015

Wishing you joyful, successful and creative 2015

Dear friends. I wish you a very happy, successful and above all, creative New Year. May your hearts be filled with joy and laughter, and your days with memorable moments spent with family and friends. Now stop reading this, go out there and breathe the fresh air. Bringing a camera with you is suggested but not mandatory.  

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Waldron Ranch, AB protected for future generations

Posted by on 28. December 2014 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, Ranching | Comments Off on Waldron Ranch, AB protected for future generations

Waldron Ranch, AB protected for future generations

Earlier this fall, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) secured the largest conservation easement in Canadian history. This outstanding agreement between the NCC and Waldron Grazing Co-operative Ltd. will protect over 12,357 hectares (30,535 acres) of native grasslands and forested foothills on Waldron Ranch in southwestern Alberta. This spectacular property is located northwest of Lethbridge, along the famed ‘Cowboy Trail’ (Highway 22) between Longview and Lundbreck. The ranch contains large tracts of native fescue prairie, rich history and spectacular scenery. Situated in a broad valley,...

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The Last Cowboy – a short documentary film about the human cost of PFRA pasture closures

Posted by on 5. December 2014 in Blog / Journal, Ranching | 4 comments

The Last Cowboy – a short documentary film about the human cost of PFRA pasture closures

A few days ago a friend alerted me to a marvelous and touching documentary film about Jim Commodore, a retired cowboy at the Val Marie PFRA Community Pasture. This 6-minute documentary conveys a message about the human cost of the Community Pasture System closure, told through the eyes of a long time cowboy Jim Commodore. The Last Cowboy was produced by Megan Lacelle and Kaitlyn Van de Woestyne, journalism students at the University of Regina. Jim Commodore was born at the Val Marie PFRA pasture in 1941 and spent his working career as a cowboy on the federally run community pasture. In a...

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Photography of Courtney Milne on display at the University of Saskatchewan

Posted by on 29. October 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | 1 comment

Photography of Courtney Milne on display at the University of Saskatchewan

Library at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon is holding a special presentation of the exhibition “A World Closely Observed: The Photography of Courtney Milne”. Opening reception and exhibition viewing will take place in the Link Gallery (1st floor of the Murray Library) on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display until December 31, 2014. The gallery exhibition includes large prints of Milne’s images, copies of publications and books featuring his photography, display of awards such as the posthumous Saskatchewan Order of Merit, family...

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Autumn in Prince Albert National Park

Posted by on 1. October 2014 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Autumn in Prince Albert National Park

Autumn in Prince Albert National Park

At the end of September I led a photography tour to Prince Albert National Park in northern Saskatchewan. We were fortunate this year to be in the park right at the time when leaf colours were starting to change into the full glory of autumn colours. The weather was also very cooperative; early in the weekend we had some interesting clouds for late afternoon and sunset photography. Saturday was overcast which allowed us to spend more time inside the woods and focus on colour patterns and details on the forest floor. It cleared overnight and on Sunday morning we enjoyed photographing gentle...

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