CONSERVATION NEWS
August 9, 2017


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


 
In This Issue
Top Story
Y2Y In The News
Science News
Also In The News
Employment Opportunities
Events

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Top Story

Sorry, the park is full; Waterton National Park turns visitors away
Calgary Herald  - Following an extremely busy long weekend, Waterton Lakes National Park was forced to close the gates to visitors who did not have existing reservations.

Y2Y In The News

Canmore wildlife corridor decision expected in fall
Rocky Mountain Outlook  - "These issues are all part of the same conversation (about connectivity) and my hope is that what is happening right now is the government is thinking about how these pieces of the puzzle fit together," says Y2Y's Stephen Legault.

Science News

Science Daily - Is extinction forever? Efforts are under way to use gene editing and other tools of biotechnology to "recreate" extinct species.
 
Lyme disease's worst enemy? It might be foxes
New York Times  - A new study suggests that the rise in tick-borne disease may be tied to a dearth of traditional mouse predators, whose presence might otherwise send mice scurrying into their burrows.
 
Also In The News....
 
Foot and Nielsen: Bear 148 presents the hardest decision in wildlife management            
Calgary Herald - "The adage of bear management is that you don't manage bears, you manage people,"write Lee Foote and Scott Nielsen, professors of conservation biology at the University of Alberta. 

CBC - The conservation service is asking British Columbians to be more proactive in deterring bears, especially by securing their garbage and collect fruit from trees.

The true story of two fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife
Washington Post - Glacier National Park had recorded no grizzly-caused human fatalities since establishment in 1910. Then, on one night, two bears in spots several miles apart killed two campers.
 
State considering adding to wildlife management area at southern end of Paradise Valley
Bozeman Daily Chronicle Montana is looking at adding a few thousand acres to a wildlife management area north of Yellowstone National Park where elk like to wander in the wintertime.

Earthfix - The Interior Department has released new recommendations for a plan to protect greater sage grouse, giving more leeway to mining, ranching and industry groups. They'll also change a conservation plan that took years to devise.
New York Times  Scientists are calling for a new approach to fire management that basically involves letting backcountry fires burn across millions of acres.

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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