Compost and Bears: Black Gold and Gold Diggers

For people and bears, and the environment that sustains us, it pays to consider and weigh options for composting. One of the greatest rewards of spending decades immersed in my career as a wildlife ecologist has been perspective. With each … Read More

Recreation and Bears: Human–Bear Management

Over course of a career and thousands of kilometres, I’ve reveled in plenty of fresh air and rigorous exercise doing risk assessments of human–bear interactions for Parks Canada, B.C. Parks, and U.S. Parks. The fieldwork formed the basis of recommendations … Read More

Climate Change: IPCC Working Group II Reports

Today, the International Panel on Climate Change Working Group II  (IPCC Working Group II) released their draft report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (copy edit pending). By the time I woke up, a chorus of bells for climate change … Read More

Carnivore Conservation: Evolving Perspectives

Carnivore conservation is complex and challenging, to say the least. Sometimes, it’s outright contentious. Among the most valuable lessons I have learned, is that people and their perspectives matter—a lot. For me, applying this knowledge, in practice, is a work … Read More

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