Looking back on the Kenow Wildfire: Reflections from a Parks Canada Scientist

Looking back on the Kenow Wildfire: Reflections from a Parks Canada Scientist

It’s been over a year since the Kenow Wildfire burned through Waterton Lakes National Park and surrounding forests, prompting evacuations and affecting the park’s ecology in profound ways. We spoke with Kim Pearson, an Ecosystem Scientist with Waterton Lakes National Park, about her experience and how Waterton’s forests have changed since Kenow.

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Landscapes in Motion goes to the Ecological Society of America meeting in New Orleans!

Landscapes in Motion goes to the Ecological Society of America meeting in New Orleans!

An important part of a researcher’s job is to learn more about what other scientists are doing in different institutions, fields, and ecosystems, and stay up-to-date on what they’re discovering. This pursuit of connections and knowledge-sharing took Ceres Barros to New Orleans for the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting - find out what she presented and learned while she was there!

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Field Notes: Stepping off the beaten path with the Oblique Photography Team

Field Notes: Stepping off the beaten path with the Oblique Photography Team

The Repeat Photography Field Crew has been hard at work scaling mountains to capture repeat photographs of images taken a century ago. They’ve checked in to let us know how things are going so far… and it sounds pretty spectacular.

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Meet the Oblique Photography Field Crew!

Meet the Oblique Photography Field Crew!

Summer is here, and that means the Landscapes in Motion field crews are hitting the road to begin the data collection process in Alberta’s southern Rockies. Sonia Voicescu and Karson Sudlow will be capturing repeat photographs with Julie Fortin of the Oblique Photography Team and Mountain Legacy Project over the next few months, and they can’t wait to reach that first mountain peak.

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What’s up with the piles of rocks on mountaintops?

What’s up with the piles of rocks on mountaintops?

As the Oblique Photography team prepares to head out into the field, they are training new field staff how to find the locations where land surveyors once stood to photograph the landscape. Sometimes it’s a bit more complicated (see our last blog post!), but sometimes there is a nice, friendly marker left behind by surveyors of the past…

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Repeat Photography in the Field - How does the Oblique Photography team get those photos lined up?

Repeat Photography in the Field - How does the Oblique Photography team get those photos lined up?

If someone gave you a 100-year-old photo of the mountains and asked you to find the exact spot the photographer stood, do you think you could do it? Every summer, members of our Oblique Photography Team and the Mountain Legacy Project prove they are up to the challenge - find out how they do it!

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