The Last Five Miles: Where Ranchers and Grizzly Bears Coexist
This is the story about one of Alberta’s most distinctive landscapes, and the people protecting it, who have managed to share the space with some of North America’s largest mammals – like the grizzly bear.
NCC on location: Waterton Park Front, Alberta
- Learn more about how ranchers and conservationists are working together to protect the last five miles of native prairies in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains;
- Hear one of the last interviews with the late Charlie Russell, a world-renowned grizzly bear expert;
- Listen to an interview with Julia Palmer, who now runs one of the largest organic beef ranches in Canada;
- Find out why native grasses are important for sage grouse;
- Enjoy an interview with the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Larry Simpson, who's been working to conserve lands in Alberta for more than 20 years.
Fascinating stories about nature, why we need it in our lives, and the passionate Canadians helping to protect it. In this seven-part series, we’ll take listeners to some of Canada’s important natural areas, from the Bay of Fundy to Victoria. We talk to Canadians helping care for these places, from scientists to hometown heroes. Connect to Canada’s nature. Learn about the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s conservation work. And be inspired to find out how you can help support this work.