Tag Archives: Kootenay National Park

Wolf tracks

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay Wolf tracks, like those of all canids, show four toes on each foot with claw marks present. The tracks of a wolf and large a dog are indistinguishable, even to a trained wolf biologist. … > Read More

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Great to see wolves returning

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay At one time Grey Wolves ranged over the entire northern hemisphere, but over the years they were essential eradicated from the landscape, even in the national parks. By the late 1940s there were no … > Read More

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Deer from the rear

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay It is not obvious how White-tailed Deer got its name until you see them flee. As they run, their tails flip up and flare out, revealing an obvious white flag. It is thought they … > Read More

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Common Raven

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay The Common Raven is one of these most common birds seen when driving through Kootenay National Park. Highways are heavily used by ravens as they patrol the roads looking for road-kills. In winter ravens … > Read More

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Prescribed burns planned near Radium

Parks Canada fire management personnel have two projects planned for spring 2015 in Kootenay National Park near the Village of Radium Hot Springs. Intermittent smoke will be present in the vicinity of these projects while they are underway. Conditions for … > Read More

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Legacy of a pioneer biologist, educator and conservationist

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay This book traces the early history of biological exploration and discovery in British Columbia and Canada’s Rocky Mountain national parks. One man, Ian McTaggart-Cowan, was at the centre of that history as an explorer, educator, … > Read More

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Coyotes make a living with their nose

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay Coyotes have keen senses of hearing, sight, and smell. But it seems they use their sense of smell the most for finding food and avoiding dangerous predators. Their nose can even locate prey that … > Read More

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January in the East Kootenay

January happened, right? We didn’t leap from Christmas to February via some winter dodging miracle? It seems so long ago now that we’ve had a warmer than normal February (so far), when we were keeping warm by a roaring fire, … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Excessive speeding in Kootenay National Park On Monday, Feb. 16 South East Traffic services conducted a radar operation in Kootenay National Park that resulted in 15 charges, including: five excessive speeding and vehicle impoundments; six speed … > Read More

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Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By S/Sgt. Marko Shehovac Cabin B&E on Findley Creek Road At 1:32 p.m. on Feb. 3, Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment received a report of a break and enter of a seasonal cabin on Findlay Creek Road. A number of tools … > Read More

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