What is a Natural Forest? Biodiversity in Our Landscape with Ralph Cartar

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The Heart of Bragg Creek

12 Balsam Avenue

Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0

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The “Learn our Landscape” series brings local scientists and experts to present important aspects of the natural systems and beings that inhabit this beautiful place. Each month The Heart Café and Studio will host an evening with a 45 - 60-minute presentation followed by 20-30 minutes of moderated questions and discussion. Our goal is having all participants come to better understand and connect with the web of life that supports us, and what we might do to sustain this fragile interdependence. We protect what we love….

The splendid foothills forests in and against which Bragg Creek is nestled are rich in biodiversity. In its natural state, the forest has a range of ages, reflecting time since fire disturbance. The ages of our natural forests range from 0 to 500 years, and, when lumped into age classes, each class has unique biodiversity. Biodiversity in our natural forests is currently under threat from forest management. Logging has caused the wholesale conversion Alberta’s forests to a narrower and younger range of forest ages, with attendant loss of the biodiversity found in forests older than 100 years.


$5 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to EcoJustice.


Ralph Cartar is an ecologist, a recently retired Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. His lab group studied the ecology of bumble bees and the plants whose flowers they visit, particularly in forest and mountain habitats. He lives with his family in Bragg Creek, where they enjoy the spectacular natural environment, but also experience first-hand the single biggest threat to Alberta’s biodiversity: forest management. Experiencing, protecting, and sustaining the biodiversity of locally adapted, native biodiversity is the lens through which Ralph views the world. Climate change provides the challenging distortion that confronts this lens.

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The Heart of Bragg Creek

12 Balsam Avenue

Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0

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