Lafarge supports biodiversity from owls to sabre tooth tigers (No Harm Podcast Episode 19)

In episode #19 of the No Harm Podcast, I zero in on a fascinating environmental story, taking you on location to a Lafarge sand and gravel pit near Drayton Valley, Alberta. Durning a chilly October evening, Lafarge hosted an open house where they demonstrated their commitment to biodiversity by banding the local owl population near the pit, while nearby residents watched and learned.

In this interview, you'll also hear Lafarge environmental manager Bill Gowdy discuss the palaeontology benefits of sand and gravel extraction, and how the Royal Alberta Museum participates in documenting fossils unearthed on site.

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Marvin Polis