Author Archives: Don Meredith

About Don Meredith

I am a writer and biologist living in Alberta, Canada. I wrote a monthly column for the Alberta Outdoorsmen magazine, and have published articles for several other magazines.

Is Science Important Only During Pandemics?

Guest Blog: Biologist Lorne Fitch has once again provided an essay for my blog. It is an opinion piece that was first published in the May 14, 2020 Lethbridge Herald. Lorne’s previous essays posted here can be found by putting “Lorne … Continue reading

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Daylight Moving Time

Changing the time twice a year has a lot of ramifications for our well being. Continue reading

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Freedom and Climate Change: A Numbers Game

“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose And nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free” —Kris Kristofferson, Me and Bobby McGee Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and the daily news reports of one climate disaster after another, many … Continue reading

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A Fisher at the Feeder

Copyright © 2019 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved “Don,” my wife said in a half-whisper. “Come quick.” It was an October morning just before sunrise, and I was doing my early morning routine of reviewing and deleting email messages … Continue reading

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Public Land – Alberta’s Best Idea

Apology: For those of you who have been waiting for me (Don) to update my blog (a steadily decreasing number, I know), I must apologize. I know in this fast-paced world blogs are to be regularly updated with fresh content … Continue reading

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Bighorn Country—A Good Idea We Shouldn’t Squander

Note: In November of 2018, Alberta Environment and Parks opened a discussion about its proposal for the protection of the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River, or Bighorn Country, an area that has been needing protection from abuse for many … Continue reading

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Braking for the Planet – Learning the Limits

Guest Blog: Continual and increasing consumption of products and services is a corner stone of our economy. Technology leads that charge. In the following essay biologist Lorne Fitch (and frequent guest blogger here) explains how the on-going pace of technology isolates … Continue reading

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A Rock and a Hard Place

Copyright © 2018 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. The phrase “between a rock and a hard place” is used to describe someone having to make a choice between two difficult options. It is indeed where our politicians in the … Continue reading

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The Science behind OHV Restrictions

Guest Blog: With the creation in Alberta of the Castle provincial and wildlands parks, the proposed parks in the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River (Bighorn) and the recreation plans for the Livingston and Porcupine areas of southern Alberta, there … Continue reading

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How Did They Get Here?

I wrote this piece back in 2005 that describes how our native fish arrived in Alberta. I’m posting it here because I believe it’s important information to understand when we talk about species-at-risk and why protecting habit and wild places … Continue reading

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