CONSERVATION NEWS
November 16, 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
November 18, 2016
Calgary, AB
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November 23, 2016
Banff, AB
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November 26, 2016
Invermere, BC
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Victoria and Salt Spring Island, BC
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Top Story

Washington Post  - The Interior Department announced this morning a settlement with Devon Energy for the cancellation of leases in Montana for oil and gas drilling on lands considered sacred by the Blackfeet Tribe. Click here to watch the announcement.

Y2Y In the News

Edmonton Journal  - A recent poll done for Y2Y shows strong public support for creating a new provincial park in the Bighorn area west of Rocky Mountain House. 
 
Science News

Plos One - Do male and female scientists collaborate differently? Researchers present findings in a new publication.

Phys.org - "This study is a call for better understanding of the complex interactions between natural and human-made change in river systems" says the study's lead author, Ali Nazemi.
 
Also In The News....

Globe and Mail On November 8, the people of the Yukon voted out the governing Yukon Party and voted in the Yukon Liberals. This marks a historic turning point in the 20-year fight to protect the Peel Watershed.
 
Young scientists urging environmental assessment overhaul
CBC  - Hundreds of young Canadian scientists have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several of his ministers, calling on Ottawa to make changes to "rebuild public trust" in environmental assessments.

Grizzly cubs learn nuisance behaviour from their mothers
Edmonton Journal  A study from the University of Alberta has concluded that problem behaviour in grizzly bears is learned from their mothers.
 
Bozeman Daily Chronicle Wildlife managers are meeting in Wyoming to discuss plans to remove Endangered Species Act protections from the population of Yellowstone grizzlies, but finalizing those plans is taking longer than some involved would like.

Casper Star Tribune - Touted for its jaw-dropping beauty, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway between Cody and Yellowstone National Park is being recommended for a haircut of sorts.
 
New York Times -   In a paper published earlier this year, a team of ecologists sought to outline the essential role of gravel-bed rivers in Western mountain ecosystems - the first time an interdisciplinary team has looked at river systems on such a large scale.

Employment Opportunities

Position - Communications and Development Coordinator
Organization - Wildsight
Deadline - November 18, 2016, or until filled

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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