Mountain Nature and Culture Podcast
About This Show
This podcast explores the natural and human history of the Canadian Rockies as well as its attractions and culture. We'll look at the ecology and wildlife as well as the unique plants and birds that make the Canadian Rockies home. Looking back through our history we will share the stories behind the scenery. This is the place for all things Rockies.
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Glacial History of the Athabasca Glacier
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Story 1 - Winter Weather Predictions I look at some of the predictions for this year's winter weather. We've had a few very mild winters now but the change towards La Niña conditions may shake that up with higher than average snowfalls. Story 2 - Leave Your Drones at Home Camera drones are becoming more and more popular in the mountains and this year saw a dramatic increase in illegal use of these devices in the mountain parks. Drones are illegal in both the national and Alberta's provincial parks and can result in hefty fines. Please leave your drone's at home Story 3 - Dr. Brian Luckman on the glacial history of the Athabasca Glacier Dr. Brian Luckman has been studying the Athabasca Glacier for the paast 50 years. He has pioneered new ways of studying the history of mountain glaciers using tree rings and even lichen growth. This is a portion of a presentation that he gave at the Jasper Museum in September and is reproduced with permission.