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Wes Olson and Johane Janelle Hybrid Book Launch

Wednesday Jul 13 2022 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove + YouTube, Saskatoon

Join Wes Olson and Johane Janelle for the hybrid launch of The Ecological Buffalo:On the Trail of a Keystone Species (U of R Press).

The launch will be hosted live in the Travel Alcove of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Saskatoon and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream with live chat. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

Few wild animals captivate our imaginations as much as the buffalo. These magnificent creatures played a significant role in structuring the varied ecosystems they occupied, and North American Indigenous Peoples depended on them.

With the arrival of Europeans, the buffalo were all but exterminated, and with them went all the intricate food webs, the trophic cascades, and the interspecies relationships that had evolved over thousands of years. Despite this brush with extinction, isolated populations are slowly recovering. As this recovery proceeds, the intricacy of the relationships the animals once had with thousands of species are being re-established in a remarkable process of ecological healing.

Based on author Wes Olson’s thirty-five years of working intimately with bison – and featuring Johan Janelle’s stunning photography – The Ecological Buffalo takes the reader on a journey to understand the myriad of connections this keystone species has with the Great Plains.

Wes Olson has developed an international reputation for his knowledge of both plains and wood bison. He is the author of A Field Guide to Plains Bison and Portraits of Bison.

Johane Janelle’s photography has been featured on numerous magazine covers, as well as in A Field Guide to Plains Bison and Portraits of Bison.