CONSERVATION NEWS
January 11, 2016


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  - The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the Bureau of Land Management has canceled the final two oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area within the Lewis and Clark National Forest in Northwest Montana.

Y2Y In The News

Calgary Herald  - Y2Y's Crown, Alberta and Northwest Territories program director Stephen Legault makes the argument for Alberta's water security in this op-ed.

Science News

Maps reveal how global consumption hurts wildlife
National Geographic - As international trade threatens vulnerable species and natural resources, new maps show some unexpected connections.
Plos One - With much of the Northern Hemisphere in the midst of winter, the long dark nights make for a perfect opportunity to stay in and catch up on some winter related research published in PLOS ONE throughout 2016.
 
Also In The News....

Idaho Mountain Express - The BLM is seeking public comment on a proposal to put about 10 million acres of important sage-grouse habitat in six Western states off limits to filing new mining claims.
 
Town, county ask reps to quash lands amendment     
Jackson Hole News and Guide  - Teton is now the second Wyoming county to come out in strong opposition to a constitutional amendment that many people fear greases the gears for transferring federal lands to the state.
 
Price tag for Icefields Trail Project jumps to $86.4 million
Fitzhugh  A controversial project to build a paved bike trail from Jasper to the Columbia Icefields in Alberta will cost significantly more than first thought.

Battling a bat infestation? Give your guano to science
CBC  Guano - or, bat poop - could be the key to protecting Alberta's bat populations, which are being wiped out by the thousands from a fungal disease.

Edmonton Journal  - Experts say controlling wolves is imperative to the survival of the caribou population in Alberta.
 
Obama's 'historic' conservation legacy beats Teddy Roosevelt
BBC  -   During his eight years in office, Obama placed 548 million acres of habitat under protection.

Employment Opportunities

Position - Manager, Finance and Administration
Organization - Wildsight
Deadline - January 30, 2017

Position - Fellowship
Organization - David Suzuki Foundation
Deadline - February 1, 2017

Position - PhD Assistantship in Wildlife Biology
Organization - University of Montana
Deadline - January 15, 2017

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