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Death by “Data Deficient”: The Disappearance of Wolverines in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes

By Steph Weizenbach / 22 July 2022

BY GILLIAN CHOW-FRASER

Olaus Murie once wrote, “I wonder if there is another inhabitant of northern wilderness that so excites the imagination.”1 The species he was referring to? None other than the wolverine.

More than 60 years later, the same thought ran through my mind as I tracked through the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Would this be the day? Would I be able to catch even a brief glimpse of a wolverine’s bushy tail in the distance?

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Flying Buffalo: Establishing new bison populations via air transport

By Steph Weizenbach / 5 April 2022

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What Happened to the Northern Leopard Frog?

By Steph Weizenbach / 28 January 2022

BY LAURA SOUTHWELL
The northern leopard frog is an iconic amphibian, likely the very image that comes to mind when you hear the word “frog.” This once ubiquitous resident of prairie wetlands has faced an ongoing struggle against a changing and increasingly human-centric environment.

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The Case of the Missing Prairie Bandit

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 November 2021

BY ARYA HORON

One hundred years ago, the prairie bandit was abundant across North America grasslands. By 1979, scientists believed it was extinct. This led to the question: where did the prairie bandit go?

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Bear Tracks

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 November 2021

BY COLLEEN CASSADY ST. CLAIR

How can we protect grizzly bears from trains in the mountain parks?

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Dancing Without a Stage – The State of the Greater Sage-Grouse

By Rick Schneider / 1 August 2021

BY TIMOTHY SHAPKA

As of 2020, the Alberta population of greater sage-grouse was estimated to be 72 individuals — down from the thousands that were present when we started keeping track in 1968. Timothy Shapka reviews the causes of the decline and what is being done to recover the species.

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Plight of the Bumble Bee

By Steph Weizenbach / 21 July 2021

BY NICHOLAS BOYCE

There is a good chance you have heard the slogan “save the bees” somewhere, perhaps on social media or on a flyer at the local coffee shop. But to clarify, which bees does this sentiment refer to? Which bees need saving? Read about the plight of the bumble bee, who cares, what is being done and, most importantly, what you can do to save the bees.

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