Posts Tagged "prairie"

Future of native grasslands in doubt – interview with Trevor Herriot

Posted by on 11. February 2014 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, News & Events | Comments Off on Future of native grasslands in doubt – interview with Trevor Herriot

Future of native grasslands in doubt – interview with Trevor Herriot

Radio Canada International has posted an interview with the naturalist and Saskatchewan writer Trevor Herriot about the uncertain future of the native prairie grasslands found on former PFRA community pastures. One of my images of a stallion running through a prairie with sage brush was used as a page opener for the story posted on RCI web site.   During the interview, Trevor spoke eloquently about the state of native prairie in Saskatchewan and all the wildlife that depends on the remaining large tracts of grasslands found on the former Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA)...

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Dramatic storm cloud passing through the Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Posted by on 9. February 2014 in Grasslands National Park | Comments Off on Dramatic storm cloud passing through the Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Dramatic storm cloud passing through the Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Dramatic shelf cloud formation on the leading edge of a rain storm passing through the West Block of Grasslands National Park. Val Marie, Saskatchewan. Back to the Grasslands National Park photo gallery.  

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The Tornado Hunter comes to Saskatoon

Posted by on 9. February 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on The Tornado Hunter comes to Saskatoon

The Tornado Hunter comes to Saskatoon

Greg Johnson a.k.a. The Tornado Hunter will give a public presentation at the  Saskatoon Camera Club meeting this upcoming Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Location: Mayfair United Church, 902 33rd Street West, Saskatoon Source: Saskatoon Camera Club This could be an intriguing & inspirational talk (disclaimer: do not attempt to do what he does in his spare time without the proper training & equipment – be warned).      

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Calgary Zoo to begin a captive breeding program for Greater Sage Grouse

Posted by on 26. January 2014 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, News & Events | Comments Off on Calgary Zoo to begin a captive breeding program for Greater Sage Grouse

Calgary Zoo to begin a captive breeding program for Greater Sage Grouse

Greater Sage Grouse populations are at critically low numbers in Canada. The estimated population size is less than 100 birds, most of them can be found in the grasslands of southwest Saskatchewan and southeast Alberta. In December of 2013, Environment Canada published the first ever Emergency Order under the Species at Risk Act to protect the Greater Sage Grouse on crown lands (see the related post, A step in the right direction). Later that month, Environment Canada released a proposal for the Amended Recovery Strategy for this species.   There have been previous attempts to...

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Saskatchewan grasslands in peril – an illustrated talk

Posted by on 24. January 2014 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, News & Events | Comments Off on Saskatchewan grasslands in peril – an illustrated talk

If you happen to be in Saskatoon today, come down to the Public Library – I will be presenting an illustrated talk titled: Saskatchewan Grasslands – a Vanishing Landscape? Friday, January 24, 2014 at 2 pm Frances Morrison Public Library in Saskatoon, 311 – 23rd Street East     This event is open to the general public and I will be happy to see you in the crowd. Here is the official promo piece: Temperate grasslands are one of the most altered and modified landscapes in the world. In North America, 80% of the grasslands have been converted (only ~20% remain). Recent estimates...

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