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Too Tall – the North American Moose

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With a scientific name so nice you’ll want to say it twice, north American moose (Alces alces) are…

Undetermined or Under Researched? The Franklin’s Ground Squirrel

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Researched, written, and illustrated by Bria Griffin, Junior Science Communicator Scurrying to and fro amidst the parkland ecosystems…

Standard Wildlife Track & Sign Certification – Sep. 23 & 24, Hinton, Alberta

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Monday & Tuesday, September 23 & 24, 2024 | Ages 18+ | Apply before September 12 | Limited space

This is a 2-day Standard Wildlife Track & Sign Certification workshop.It is open to any skill level and offers the opportunity for participants to earn certifications in Track & Sign from Levels 1 to Professional (Level 4).

Introductory Track & Sign Certification – Sep. 21, Hinton, Alberta

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Saturday, September 21, 2024 | Ages 18+ | Limited Space

This is a 1-day Introduction to the CyberTracker Certification process open to any skill level and which offers the opportunity for participants to earn a Level 1 certification

Big Cat on Campus (Puma concolor)

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The stealthy killer. The elusive predator. The cat that can deliver a killing blow before even being seen….

Weathering The Storm – Mule Deer (Odocoileus hermionus)

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Mule deer take on winter by budgeting their energy — a meticulous balance of daily expenditure which allows them the best chance at survival over a long winter with very limited food.

Hare in the Air – Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)

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The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), characterized by its large “snowshoe like” hind feet is a master of disguise.

On Top – Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

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Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) are specially adapted to walk on top of snow with their big, splaying, fur-covered feet that function as snowshoes. The advantage of these specialized feet in catching their preferred prey, the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), is debatable due to the snowshoe hare’s own similar adaptation for floating on the snow.

The White Walker – Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

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Mountain goats are “white walkers” even when winter isn’t coming. They keep their white coats all year round. At Fiera Biological we study a population of mountain goats in west central Alberta and for part of that study, we are using remote cameras to better understand how predators (and their typical “not mountain goats” prey) use the habitat surrounding the cliff habitat that the goats are using.

Demystifying LiDAR

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If you have utilized any type of digital mapping tool, you may have heard the technical term ‘LiDAR’,…