Saskatchewan Water Table ‘Full Up’…

CH Prof Cherie Westbrook was interviewed for an article for Saskatoon Home Page on the current hydrological state of play in Saskatchewan: with an unprecedented amount of rainfall through the spring, on top of already wet soil, and a natural physiography not yet evolved to encourage ordered runoff, the water table is effectively ‘full up’.
The article is available here

Beaver Peatlands Blog

CH MSc student Alasdair Morrison is blogging about his field work experience in the Rockies this summer. His goal is to inventory Rocky Mountain peatlands, especially those infested with beaver: he is using ground penetrating radar to search for buried beaver paleoponds, to give us insight into beaver as a soil forming agent. The blog is at:
In his words to supervisor Dr Cherie Westbrook: “I’m trying to keep it reasonably entertaining and funny, so I may be using a bit of exaggeration and artistic licence at some points for comedy effect. I just don’t want you to get worried about when I talk about trespassing, and getting lost etc! I’m hoping it comes off as a reasonably fun and honest (bar exaggerations) account of what happens during field work!”