CONSERVATION NEWS
February 1, 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

Flathead Beacon  - Y2Y's Candace Batycki says the B.C. government must step up to defend clean water and wildlife connectivity and habitat in the Elk Valley.

Y2Y In The News

Post Register  - In this guest column, Y2Y U.S. program director Kim Trotter shares why it is important to keep roads safe for humans and wildlife, especially Idaho's Highway 20.

Science News

Climate change paper studies carbon uptake in ecosystems
Science Daily - A new report delves into one of the great uncertainties in predicting future climate: carbon uptake in ecosystems.
 
Too many deer are bad for the forest
Science Daily  - In a new study, researchers show that areas in the eastern U.S. with high deer numbers tend to have fewer birds that need forest shrubs.
 
Also In The News....

KTVH  - One of the rarest animals in Montana gets a fresh look, as Fish Wildlife and Parks reports new efforts to conserve the wolverine.
 
Missing fishers to be considered for protected list        
Jackson Hole News and Guide  - A species so seldom seen in the greater Yellowstone area that biologists think it may have never regularly occurred here is being considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
 
Voters prioritize conservation and keeping public lands public
Denver Post  Three conservation groups sued the Forest Service and Idaho Fish and Game, saying the agencies violated the Wilderness Act.

Banff hopes to protect wolves by crackdown on messy campers
CBC  Banff National Park officials plan to crack down on messy campers this summer as to protect the three remaining members of the Bow Valley wolf pack, which has become increasingly habituated to human food.

CBC  - Parks Canada and CP Rail are taking further steps to reduce chances of train-wildlife collisions.
 
Site C ruling says a lot about Canada's relationship with First Nations
DeSmog  The Court of Appeal upheld an earlier decision about Site C stating the federal cabinet wasn't required to determine if there was any infringement of treaty rights, rights that are protected under the Canadian constitution.

Employment Opportunities

Organization - The Nature Conservancy
Deadline - March 10, 2017

Organization - The Nature Trust of British Columbia
Deadline - February 24, 2017

Organization - Georgia Strait Alliance
Deadline - February 17, 2017

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