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Mealy Meadows, One Giant Leap for Parks Canada

Last week a new national park officially came into being. It is part of a decades old endeavour by Parks Canada to ensure a part of each of the distinct ecosystems in Canada in preserved and protected through the creation … Continue reading

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Environmentalism vs. Conservationism

Modern environmentalism, like early twentieth-century conservationism, is a movement of the educated, urban, predominately white, middle-class. It shares important aspects of its philosophy with conservationism. Gender and race historians have pointed to the years following the Second World War as … Continue reading

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What Trouble with Wilderness?

The downside to visiting the Rockies in the low-season with a stack of comps readings on wilderness and conservation is that it is hard to be critical of loaded terms like “wilderness” when it is everywhere! During ski season and … Continue reading

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