CONSERVATION NEWS
December 6, 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
Y2Y Appearances
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Top Story

CBC - Canada's Supreme Court rules in favour of First Nations in landmark decision on future of Yukon's Peel watershed. Court says Yukon's decision to allow more development violated duty to consult with First Nations.

Y2Y In The News
 
Wolf killed on Trans-Canada Highway east of Canmore
Rocky Mountain Outlook  - Y2Y says these mortalities highlight the need for the provincial government to take decisive action to mitigate the deadly effects of the highway on wildlife movement through the valley.

Science News

ScienceDaily - A cultural backlash stemming from the rise of populism may limit opportunities for state fish and wildlife agencies to adapt to changing social values in the United States.
 
Seasonal and individual variation in the use of rail-associated food attractants by grizzly bears in a national park
PLOS  - Researchers assessed the relative importance of several railway attractants to a provincially-threatened population of grizzly bears in Banff and Yoho National Parks, for which rail-caused mortality has increased in recent decades.
 
Also In The News....
 
As Banff's famed wildlife overpasses turn 20, the world looks to Canada for conservation inspiration
Canadian Geographic - The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions.

Cancelling the Site C dam will be a tough pill to swallow - but alternatives are harsher
Globe and Mail  - Former New Democratic Party MLAs weigh in on the B.C. project in this opinion piece. 

Missoulian - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday recommended beginning a process to furnish protections on three new national monuments, including the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier National Park. 

Bozeman Daily Chronicle - "We are at a point in time where the potential ... is greater than it has been in decades."

Mountain Journal -  As Wyoming continues to deny the threat posed by feedgrounds, critics say federal and state agencies demonstrate epic dysfunction for their lack of a coordinated plan.

Jackson Hole News and Guide - According to Jackson police the slower speeds will allow drivers to have additional time to react to a deer or a pedestrian.

Employment Opportunities

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Deadline - December 15, 2017

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Deadline - Until filled

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Deadline - December 6, 2017

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