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Mistletoe can be a keystone species for birds in a wooded environment

A keystone species is one that "influences the ecological composition, structure, or functioning of its community far more than its abundance would suggest." (See http://glossary.eea.europa.eu/terminology/concept_html?term=keystone%20species .) Although the term is often thrown about, demonstrating...

Challenge to Sage Grouse Protection Order

By Meredith James In December, the Federal Government followed through on its commitment (and obligation) to introduce an Emergency Protection Order for the Greater Sage Grouse, a species on the verge of extinction in Canada. Earlier this month, however, the City of Medicine Hat and LGX Oil &...