Bicycle Field Notes 4: La Buena Vida

Here’s a sneak peek (48 hours or so) into our lives and my mind as we roll through part of southern Texas. Still to come are summary posts for each of the 12 Canadian provinces and 15 American states that … Read More

Driving to Baja (Part 2): Ecosystem Connected & Species Lost & Found

I have to admit that driving to the Baja Californias in Mexico was a grand way to set the tone for a sea kayaking adventure, despite my initial reservations expressed in the first post of this series. We covered a … Read More

Electric Fences Make Good Neighbours—for People and Bears

For Halloween, some of my neighbours entertain spooky creatures and they have tombstones and cobwebs in their yards. Me? I’m an outlier; at this time of year, I go for something shocking—yet practical—in our yard. Each year, I put up … Read More

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

Finding Reliable Information About Bears

Through my work, I have experienced firsthand many of the challenges faced by a growing contingent of people dedicated to helping others live, work, and recreate more peacefully with bears. A major concern is poorly informed problem solving. Missing information … Read More

Time for an Introduction…

I’ll introduce myself by telling you a bit about how my career as a wildlife ecologist found me, where it took me, and how I would like to take what I have learned to work with others in my community. … Read More