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SE Wild Roses are Worth It

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Alberta has never faced such daunting challenges and unavoidable disruption of our own myths. Author and naturalist Kevin van Tighem explores the possibilities in our moment in history, drawing from the provocative essays and ideas assembled in his newest book, Wild Roses Are Worth It. Kevin reflects on the “Alberta Advantage” and how it is and could be reflected in our treatment of nature.

Speaker: Kevin van Tighem

Kevin requires no introduction for many of us; he has made several presentations to CALL regarding the health of our headwaters. Kevin Van Tighem was born and raised in Calgary. His family roots in what is now Alberta go back to 1875. He graduated with a degree in plant ecology from the University of Calgary in 1977 and went on to work as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service. In 1985 Kevin joined Parks Canada and subsequently worked in various national parks before retiring as a park superintendent in 2011. Kevin is the author of fifteen books on wildlife and conservation and writes a regular column ("This Land") in Alberta Views magazine. His most recent book is Wild Roses are Worth It.

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