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Terra Informa

This episode orig­i­nal­ly aired on August 2, 2020: As we con­tin­ue to stay home to pro­tect our­selves and oth­ers, the nat­ur­al world car­ries on with­out us. Human inter­ven­tion in our envi­ron­ment often comes with dam­ag­ing con­se­quences, and today we’re tak­ing some time to learn about the his­to­ry of the regions that are spe­cial to us and turn­ing a crit­i­cal eye on efforts to pro­tect” these spaces, efforts with a colo­nial his­to­ry and present. Lis­ten to our very own Ter­ra Inform­ers Eliz­a­beth Dowdell, Curt Blandy, Andy Sil­va, and Daniel Pietraszews­ki as they share some per­son­al sto­ries about nat­ur­al places and species that are sig­nif­i­cant to them. You’ll hear about the his­to­ry of the Stur­geon Riv­er region and how the ecosys­tem has been trans­formed by indus­try and devel­op­ment, the Milk Riv­er and a vis­it to Writ­ing-on-Stone Provin­cial Park, and one jour­ney from con­nois­seur of online otter con­tent, to advo­cate for Alber­ta’s own Riv­er Otter.