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Sandhill Cranes – our true-life big bird

By Dan Hicks In August’s dry Douglas fir-ponderosa pine open grassy forest north of Cranbrook, a wary greater sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis tabida) keeps a…

Stepping into a Golden sky

By Dan Hicks Mount 7 rises high in the Rockies southeast of Golden, its peak distinguished by a mega numerical “7” created by remnant summer…

An eye on the sky

College of the Rockies People: Their Courage, Curiosity, and Contributions Lakota holy man John Fire Lame Deer (1903-1976), once said, “When you see an eagle,…

Nature at our doorstep

By Dan Hicks Situated along the City of Cranbrook’s northeast boundary, the Cranbrook Community Forest offers Cranbrookers easy access to a natural world of woodlands, hills, ponds,…

A look at Turtle Day 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Rocky Mountain Naturalists teamed up to recognize Turtle Day on Tuesday, April 24 at the Elizabeth Lake Visitor Centre…

Trench Society tours unique grasslands

Directors of the Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society toured sites around the Koocanusa reservoir recently and came away with an increased sense of urgency…