August 23, 2014

A Trip of Discovery to the Headwaters of Hidden Creek

Lorne Fitch, Professional biologist, retired fish and wildlife biologist, and adjunct professor with the University of Calgary, guides a group of scientists and artists through the landscape around Hidden Creek, headwaters to the Oldman River. Emotions and perceptions are challenged with scenes of clear cut logging.

“Our forests along the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains appear, in our provincial coat of arms as intact, pristine and unblemished. They do, until you step through the lodgepole pine curtain… There you will have an opportunity to see the reality of forest management, instead of hearing the empty rhetoric of integrated watershed and biodiversity protection.”

For further reading:
A Legacy of Logging by Lorne Fitch
Fish and Logging: what fish tell us by Lorne Fitch
Stumping the Forest by Lorne Fitch