CONSERVATION NEWS
August 2, 2017


Your weekly compilation of Y2Y conservation news stories from national, regional and local newspapers.


 
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Y2Y In The News
Science News
Also In The News
Employment Opportunities
Events

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Outdoor industry emerges as top economic engine in Montana
Flathead Beacon  - Conservation advocates said the report underscored the need to maintain the state's public lands, and for Congress to adequately fund land management agencies.

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Bear 148 trapped yet again in Canmore, transferred to near B.C. border
Calgary Herald  - An area grizzly was moved to a remote area near the B.C. border over the weekend after a series of close encounters with people hiking and cycling in Canmore.

Science News
Springer Link - Study of wildebeest migration reveals using multiple methods of data to determine wildlife movements proves to be the best approach to conserve corridors.
 
The lesson of the $300,000 bobcat
Anthropocene  - What is a bobcat worth? Turns out there's a few ways to answer that question.
 
Also In The News....
 
Retired oil lease funds donated to environmental, health causes           
Great Falls Tribune - Devon Energy is using refunds it received from the government for cancelling oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area of Montana to support land conservation and tribal efforts in Oklahoma.

Edmonton Journal - "Bureaucrats, planners and citizens alike need to put healthy land, water and wildlife first, and work towards delivering the best of our priceless legacy of public lands to future generations."

Biologists successfully reintroduce trumpeter swans to Flathead and beyond
Missoulian - Since 2002, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation have released 264 captive-bred trumpeter swans. Those birds have resulted in at least 123 successful nesting attempts, resulting in 354 fledgling cygnets.
 
The Middle Fork Flathead: Source of Wild and Scenic River Act
Outdoor Life "A free-flowing river is a precious resource. Once we encase it in concrete, it's very difficult to restore."

Jackson Hole News and Guide - A U.S. Court of Appeal's ruling Tuesday about wolves that roam the Great Lakes states could have major implications for grizzly bears 1,000 miles away in the Yellowstone region.
CBC  The federal government has come up with a proposed plan to protect Canada's threatened boreal caribou population, three months after CPAWS took the environment minister to court over the matter.

Employment Opportunities

Organization - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Deadline - August 22, 2017

Organization - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Deadline - August 14, 2017

Organization - Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Deadline - August 25, 2017

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