Episode 5: "The Storm History of Stanley Park"

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Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 05: The Storm History of Stanley Park.” Nature’s Past Podcast, 22 April 2009. MP3, 31:42. http://niche-canada.org/2009/04/22/natures-past-episode-5-the-storm-history-of-stanley-park/.

In 2006, Vancouver’s Stanley Park was struck by an extreme windstorm, which blew down more than ten thousand trees. This was just one of a series of windstorms to strike the park in the twentieth century, including major storms in 1901, 1934, and 1962. The nature of windstorms in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland is incredibly complicated and the research of Wolf Read, a 2009 graduate student in the Department of Forest Sciences at UBC, will help us try to make sense of it. — Abstract from NiCHE website

Also, Professor Joanna Dean from Carleton University’s Department of History talks about the 2009 Canadian History & Environment Summer School in Ottawa.

The Storm History of Stanley Park (29.03 MB)

Music credits: “Bevel (Walled & Drilled)” by hisboyelroy, “Little Piece” by Pitx, “Long Winter” by Pitx, “Nothing” by Pitx

Nature’s Past podcasts are posted on a monthly basis on the website of the Network in Canadian History & Environment / Nouvelle initiative Canadienne en histoire de l’environnement (NiCHE). The podcasts contain discussion about the environmental history community and research in Canada. They are hosted by Sean Kheraj, an assistant professor in the Department of History at York University in Toronto, Canada.

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