December 14, 2016

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

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Top Story

Spokesman-Review  - U.S. Sen. Jim Risch introduced legislation Thursday to protect the Idaho portion of the craggy, but scenic Scotchman Peaks as a federal wilderness area.

Science News
UW Today - People must be part of the equation in conservation projects. This will increase local support and the effectiveness of conservation, according to a new study.

Science Daily - New research suggests that not all bears will spend entire winter in their dens, however, especially where baiting and other kinds of bear feeding is performed.
Also In The News....

Blue Virginia Representative Don Beyer introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2016 to begin reversing the tide of habitat loss and fragmentation for U.S. fish, wildlife, and plant species.
Papa bear, mama bear, and baby bear  
Flathead Beacon  - Researchers tracing grizzly bear genealogy in Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem with intricate family tree find 'rapid restoration of genetic diversity.'

Grizzly bear monitoring could change
Jackson Hole News and Guide  As delisting looms, the intent is to shorten time it takes to detect population change, scientists say.

Montana expedites invasive mussel testing
Flathead Beacon  State lawmakers are critical of 'slow, stumbling' response to first detection of aquatic invaders.

New York Times  - The Site C project has prompted mounting opposition and legal challenges from industry experts, local landowners, aboriginal communities and others who say Site C poses a risk to the environment and violates constitutionally protected indigenous rights.
Public to be consulted on national wilderness parks
Radio Canada International  -   By law, Canada's minister responsible must hold a round table on Parks Canada every two years, but this minister has decided to broaden that and hold public consultation sessions across the country.

Employment Opportunities

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

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

Position - Bridger-Teton Community Organizer
Organization - Wyoming Wilderness Association
Deadline - Until filled

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