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Parks Canada Fire Podcast 6, The Fairholme Burn

Program: On Tape

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Forty-three days. No rain. Extreme fire danger. Smoldering remnants of the Fairholme prescribed fire flared up to become a wildfire. The resulting summer was legendary for both fire specialists, and nearby residents and visitors.

This is a series of six podcasts. Download them all and find out more information from Parks Canada.

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Parks Canada Fire Podcast 5, Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke

Program: On Tape

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Fire serves an essential role in our fire adapted landscapes. The smoke that accompanies fire, however, can have a big affect on people. Prescribed fire allows us to choose the time, location, and conditions that reduce the risk of fire escape and the impacts of smoke on populated areas.

This is a series of six podcasts. Download them all and find out more information from Parks Canada.

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Parks Canada Fire Podcast 4, Less Fuel for the Fire

Program: On Tape

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Fire suppression has left local forests unnaturally dense and led to grasslands being lost. This presents a potentially dangerous wildfire situation to our national park communities. Innovative, low-impact forest thinning around our commmunities and other important locations has reduced the risk of loss from wildfire, while helping to restore ecosystems.

This is a series of six podcasts. Download them all and find out more information from Parks Canada.

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Parks Canada Fire Podcast 3, Born from Fire

Program: On Tape

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Fire is an essential part of the ecology in Canadian mountain national parks. An early fire suppression policy drastically altered the forest and grassland ecosystems that many wildlife species rely on. Prescribed fires, like the one at Jackladder in Jasper National Park, help restore important wildlife habitats.

This is a series of six podcasts. Download them all and find out more information from Parks Canada.

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Parks Canada Fire Podcast 2, Fighting Fire with Fire at Syncline Ridge

Program: On Tape

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2003 is often remembered as “the year of fire” across western Canada. Unusual weather led fire managers to put their decades of fighting, lighting and researching fire to the test over 40 exhausting days on the Sycline Fire in Jasper National Park.

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Parks Canada Fire Podcast 1, Adding Fuel to Fire

Program: On Tape

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The way we think about forest fire has changed in the past century, and so have our fire adapted landscapes. The important role of this natural process is now well recognized; Parks Canada’s fire management program now combines fire protection and fire use.

This is a series of six podcasts. Download them all and find out more information from Parks Canada.

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A Mountain View - November 26 ‘11

Program: Affecting You

In this week's Mountain View, Frank Slyde shares his thoughts on Black Friday.
 
A Mountain View airs Saturday mornings around 8:15.

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Off the Beaten Track - November 24 ‘11

Program: Off the Beaten Track

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This week, we talk fire... yes, even in this weather... with fire information officer, Kim Weir. Amar Athwal also stops by to give us the details about 'spa week' at the Banff Park Museum National Historic Site.

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Off the Beaten Track - November 17 ‘11

Program: Off the Beaten Track

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Michelle Macullo kicks off the show this week with a look at the new avalanche bulletin, complete with large graphics and little text, which is also compatible with smart phones. She speaks with bulletin architect and mountain risk specialist, Grant Statham, about the new resource (avalanche.ca). About a year ago, Michelle spoke with Parks Canada dog handler and warden, Mike Henderson, about retiring his wonder-dog Atar. Now he is back with a new puppy and shares the details of his coworker, Kaz.

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Off the Beaten Track - November 10 ‘11

Program: Off the Beaten Track

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This week, Camara Miller catches up with underwater archaeologist Marc-André Bernier about life under Lake Minnewanka. And Michelle checks in with Steve Michel, human-wildlife conflict specialist, to find out about what the bears are up to this time of year.

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