CONSERVATION NEWS
June 21, 2017


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

After a short hiatus, we're back with some of the bigger news from the past few weeks.


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

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Top Story

TravelWireNews  - Maintaining the backcountry characteristics of the region is absolutely essential to keeping these ecosystems intact and wildlife populations healthy in this critical part of the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor," says Y2Y's Candace Batycki.

Y2Y In The News

Calgary Herald  - Concerns are raised about the impacts of upcoming extensive logging in Alberta's Kananaskis Country.

Science News
PLoSONE - In this studies, the authors used range-wide environmental niche models to posit that climate-mediated range fragmentation aggravates the direct effects of climate change on species in the boreal forest of North America. 
 
Wolves need more room to roam
Scientific American  - Ecologists say wolves should be allowed to roam beyond remote wilderness areas-and that by scaring off smaller predators like coyotes and jackals, wolves might do a good service, too. 
 
Also In The News....
 
New threats to public lands endanger America's unique wildlife corridors   
The Guardian  - "Wildlife needs protection outside distinct national parks, especially with climate change. If lands are sold and developed, we could lose some migration routes. We need to avoid that happening," says Mark Elsbree of The Conservation Fund.
Jackson Hole News and Guide - For the first time since wolves returned to the Yellowstone area landscape 22 years ago there is no current estimate of the species' population in the Northern Rockies.

High Country News - Leaders worry delisting could invite energy exploration in historic areas.

Idaho Statesman - Now, details of the park's individual wolves and their inter-relatedness can be found in at Ancestry.com. 
 
Charting Canada's troubled waters: Where the danger lies for watersheds across the country
Globe and Mail  - An alarming report on water security in Canada from WWF-Canada states 25 major watersheds in the country face multiple environmental threats. 

B.C.'s first tyrannosaur skull discovered near Tumbler Ridge
CTV News  A piece of dinosaur skull unearthed in northeastern British Columbia earlier this month is the first of its kind discovered in the province.

Employment Opportunities

Position Conservation Biologist
Organization - Wild Utah Project
Deadline - July 15, 2017

Organization - Greater Hells Canyon Council
Deadline - June 30, 2017

Organization - Idaho Fish and Game
Deadline - June 23, 2017

Go to Y2Y's website for a full list of employment opportunities .

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