Caribou Range

I’m up here in northern British Columbia on a wildlife project looking at potential mining impacts. We are accessing a remote chunk of alpine real estate (and other habitats) near the Yukon border, but are based near Liard Hotsprings. It’s a pretty nice situation. I managed to snap a few shots from a seven day outing up to the Caribou Range:

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Posted on 06/23 at 04:12 AM | Comments

Forest for the trees

Up in Meadow Creek, 1.5hr north of Nelson last week, I encountered opposite ends of the forest spectrum:

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On the one hand is the Duncan reservoir, formerly the Duncan River and its associated bottomland old-growth cedar-hemlock forest. With that gone (logged and dammed) to control flooding on the Kootenay River (Nelsonites, they say the water used to lap on the doors of the Hume Hotel!) we are left with an apocolyptic landscape on the floor of a seasonally-flooded lake.

On the other hand, we have some denizens of the remaining peripheral forest that make an appearance now and again, reminding us of the value of timber beyond building or reading material. This Magnolia Warbler is one of my favourite birds, for obvious reasons- it is truly one of the gems of Canada’s forests and is at its southernmost limit in British Columbia here in Meadow Creek.

Posted on 06/14 at 05:38 AM | Comments

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