Bow Valley WildSmart Podcasts

How WildSmart are you? Speaker's Series. In the winter we hold the How WildSmart are you? Speaker’s Series to inform residents of Canmore and area of recent wildlife research and issues. If you missed our most recent WildSmart Speaker Series to learn about wildlife research and wildlife issues in the Bow Valley, you can listen to them online.

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http://www.wildsmart.ca
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How WildSmart are you? Speaker's Series. In the winter we hold the How WildSmart are you? Speaker’s Series to inform residents of Canmore and area of recent wildlife research and issues. If you missed our most recent WildSmart Speaker Series to learn about wildlife research and wildlife issues in the Bow Valley, you can listen to them online.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-01-23 13:23
last episode published
2016-11-08 21:51
publication frequency
113.54 days
Contributors
Bow Valley WildSmart author  
Kim Titchener owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
32
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Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
8.11.2016

Grizzly bears and risk: How are bears adjusting to people in the front country?

Maintaining sufficient separation between people and large carnivores is an important conservation issue in the Bow Valley and Kananaskis Country. Yet some grizzly bears are regularly seen in high human-use areas in this region. Cheryl Hojnowski, a Ph....
7.01.2016

Wildlife Encounters - Stories

Local wildlife professionals, educators, and volunteers share some stories from their work in the Bow Valley. Grizzly bears, cougars, frogs, and salamanders; this group has been up close and personal with them all and wants to share some of the insight...
23.09.2015

Sharing Trails with Grizzlies

Wildlife biologist Sarah Elmeligi and her research team present their results about how grizzly bears and people use hiking trails in our parks, and the associated human risk on the trails. This talk focuses on the research, the people who have helped ...
23.06.2015

30 Years of US Grizzly Bear Recovery: Lessons and Successes

Dr. Chris Servheen has spent over 34 years working on Grizzly Bear Recovery in the United States. Part of the Western Black Bear Workshops held in Canmore, Alberta, this talk gives us the opportunity to learn about the challenges and successes of that ...
14.04.2015

Cougars in the Bow Valley: 2001-2013

Jay Honeyman, local Human Wildlife Conflict Biologist with AESRD, and Glenn Naylor, local District Conservation Officer with Alberta Parks, walk us through the last decade of cougar-related data in the Bow Valley. This talk is a culmination of informat...
14.04.2015

Coyote in the Crosshairs Speaker

This presentation highlights the past 10 years of research undertaken by the Calgary Coyote Project (led by Dr. Shelley Alexander) in the City, the surrounding regions, and across Canada.  The talk begins with a summary of basic coyote ecology and issu...
18.12.2014

Bears and Rub Trees: What’s with all the Scratchin’?

A bear rubbing against a tree may have an itchy back, but there’s more going on than meets the eye. Come hear about the messages being left by bears all over the forest, what they mean, and who they are for. You’ll also learn about how this interesting...
2.12.2013

Dogs& Wildlife: Finding ways to coexist

 This presentation will highlight some of the possible effects our beloved dogs can have on various wild species in the Bow Valley, the impacts that wildlife can have on our dogs, and what we can do to ensure their safe coexistence. We’ll discuss typic...
20.11.2013

Alberta BearSmart:  Enhancing opportunities for humans and bears to co-exist

The Alberta BearSmart program seeks to reduce human-bear conflicts and increase public stewardship of black bears and grizzly bears in Alberta by providing strategic information and education materials to the public, stakeholders and government agency ...
21.03.2013

Grizzlies& The Energy Sector - Gordon Stenhouse

WildSmart Speaker Series - Grizzly Bears and the energy sector in Alberta – new knowledge from researchOver the past 14 years the FRI Grizzly Bear Research Program has done extensive work helping with our understanding of grizzly bear habitat use and r...
4.07.2012

"It's Our Wildlife" movie

The students of Mme. Provencher´s grade 7 class at l´École Lawrence Grassi Middle School created this song in conjunction with a movie they created. Join them to learn how to keep yourself and wildlife safe both around your home and out on the trail. T...
4.07.2012

Canadian Multiculturalism Day: Nature for Newcomers program - Mountain FM Interview

Kim Titchener met with Rob Murray at Mountain FM on Canadian Multiculturalism Day to celebrate our Nature for Newcomers program, which is a program to provide New Canadians, Newcomers and English as a second language residents and visitors with informa...
1.03.2012

Grizzly Bears - Gordon B. Stenhouse

WildSmart Speaker Series: Grizzly BearsPart 1: Roads, access and Grizzly Bears in Alberta Part 2: What do we really know about grizzly bear reproduction - new research needs This presentation will be in two parts. The first section will be a review of...
21.02.2012

Following the Pack: Wolf Research and Management in Alberta - Nathan Webb

Taking you from Crowsnest Pass to Fort McMurray, this presentation will describe the status of wolves in Alberta, highlight recent research projects that have been conducted across the province, and discuss ongoing challenges in managing this charismat...
16.12.2011

Where the Wildlife Roam - John Paczkowski

In this episode of the Wildsmart Speaker Series, John Paczkowski gives his presentation, Where the Wildlife Roam: Wildlife Movement and Corridor Use in the Bow Valley.In 2001, Canada hosted the G8 Summit in Kananaskis. One of the outcomes of the summit...
17.08.2011

Bear Safety - Quarry Lake Off Leash Park - Interview on August 11, 2011

Rob Murray with Mountain FM interviews Kim Titchener, Program Director at Bow Valley WildSmart about bear safety on location at the Quarry Lake Off Leash Park in Canmore, Alberta.
20.04.2011

Co-existing with Coyotes - Dianne Wittner

For hundreds of years, coyotes have been a prairie enigma and subject of mass killing campaigns. Now recognized as one of the most important ecological species in North America, coyotes continue to have an uneasy, often tragic relationship with humans....
31.03.2011

Wildsmart 1st Grizzly of the Year Contest - Interview on March 29, 2011

Rob Murray with Mountain FM interviews Kim Titchener, Program Director at Bow Valley WildSmart about the WildSmart 1st Grizzly of the Year Contest.
3.02.2011

Bison, Beavers, Caribou, and Aspen - Cliff White

Listen as former Science Manager in Banff National Park Cliff White talks about the relationship between Bison, Beavers, Caribou, and Aspen for a presentation for Bow Valley WildSmart. White, currently the Research Director for the Canadian Rockies Bis...
7.12.2010

How Healthy Are Our Bears - Gordon Stenhouse

Understanding the relationship between grizzly bear health and their habitat. From the Wildsmart Speaker Series, here's Gordon Stenhouse from the Foothills Research Institute Grizzly Bear Research Project.
19.11.2010

Human-wildlife Issues: A Local’s Perspective - Pat Kamenka

Times have changed, including the relationship between humans and wildlife in the Bow Valley. Kicking off the first presentation for the Wildsmart Speaker Series, here is speaker Pat Kamenka sharing an interesting and informative historic view of local...
16.11.2010

Wildsmart Speaker Series - Interview on November 9, 2010

Rob Murray with Mountain FM interviews Kim Titchener, Program Director at Bow Valley WildSmart about the upcoming How WildSmart are You Speaker Series.
17.03.2010

Counting Bears in Alberta and Beyond - Gordon Stenhouse

Gordon Stenhouse, a research scientist and the leader of the Foothills Research Institute Grizzly Bear Research Program, reviews 5 years of DNA Grizzly Bear population inventory in Alberta.  Stenhouse also talks about new work on related to Grizzly Bea...
25.02.2010

Animal Communication Trees, The Facebook Of The Forest - Cam McTavish

For the past 15 years researchers have studied bear rubbing trees in seven different national parks. Through the use of remote cameras and intensive field tracking, Carnivore Biologist Cam McTavish and his research team discovered many animals leave si...
17.02.2010

Song Dogs In The City - Shelly Alexander

In a presentation for Bow Valley WildSmart, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary Shelley Alexander Ph.D, shares the results of her recent research involving coyote food sources and human conflicts. 
18.11.2009

Living with the White Bear - Nikita Ovsyanikov

From a presentation for Bow Valley WildSmart, here is Nikita Ovsyanikov talking about Polar Bears in the Arctic.
7.04.2009

Grizzly Bear Research and Science in Alberta - Gordon Stenhouse

Gordon Stenhouse of the Foothills Research Institute’s grizzly bear research project discusses ten years of results. He focuses on applied management and directly links grizzly research to management. He also discusses mapping habitat, developing predi...
4.03.2009

Bears In Kamchatka - John Paczkowski

Known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia is home to some of the largest brown bears on the planet. Erupting volcanoes, hundreds of glaciers and thousands of lakes and rivers are where one quarter of the world’s Pacific Sal...
7.01.2009

Wildlife Ambassador Program - Radio Spot - Part 1

In 2007 WildSmart, the Friends of Kananaskis and Alberta Parks teamed up to start a volunteer Wildlife Ambassador program. The following is a radio interview on Mountain FM about why the program was started.
7.01.2009

Wildlife Ambassador Program - Radio Spot - Part 2

The following interview on Mountain FM addresses what the Wildlife Ambassador program is and the positive impacts it will have on the Bow Valley and Kananaskis Country.
11.10.2007

CougarSmart Radio Spot

In 2007, 30 children from the Town of Canmore’s Big Fun Spring Break Camp learned all about cougars and how to coexist with them. The children decided to share what they learned about cougar safety with our community. In partnership with Mountain FM th...
22.03.2007

BearSmart Radio Spot

In 2006, 25 children from the Town of Canmore’s Big Fun Summer Camp learned about bear ecology and how to be BearSmart. The children decided to share their new found knowledge on Bear safety with our community. In partnership with Mountain FM the child...