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A listing of the Monthly Features from the Y2Y Conservation Initiative
Governments Choosing Development Over Conservation, Parks Group Warns (Jul/14)
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says most parks and proposed protected areas are facing greater challenges than they were a year ago.
Industry Endangering Forests in Alberta Rockies, Study Says (Jun/14)
A report based on new satellite imagery says forests on the slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains are disappearing more quickly than anywhere else in the province – including the oilsands area.
Study Finds Low Number of Wolverines Along Eastern Slopes of the Rockies (Jun/14)
A new survey of wolverines along the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies - considered a crucial link between those in Canada and the United States - suggests the population isn't as healthy as in the national parks.
BC Parks Bill’s Ambiguity on ‘Research’ Opens Door to Exploitation, Critics Say (Mar/14)
When B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced Bill 4, she made it sound as if the government was saving the province’s threatened parks. In reality, the Park Amendment Act, which passed last week, may have paved the way for the erosion of some of the most sacred landscapes in the province.
Parks Ministers Urging Canadians to 'Go Play Outside' (Mar/14)
“As we face increasing pressures on the environment from land use and climate change, we need people to understand the importance of the natural world,” said Wendy Francis, program director of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.
Site C Dam: BC Hydro's Plan Pits Need for Power Against Threat to Farmland and Wildlife (Dec/13)
As the Joint Review Panel prepares for public hearings into the mega-project, starting Monday in Fort St. John, no one is denying the considerable impacts of the dam.
Regional Plan Draws Concerns, Skepticism (Nov/13)
The title doesn’t give it away, but the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan has significant implications for residents of the Bow Valley, as well as the entire southern portion of the province of Alberta.
Conservationists Say Southern Alberta Land-use Plan Lacks Flood Protection (Oct/13)
A draft land-use plan for southern Alberta offers no new protection for flooding in the area, according to conservationists.
More Bears Are Now Using Banff Highway Crossings (Aug/13)
Anywhere that cars and wildlife occupy the same area, the potential for dangerous interactions between the two exists. Banff National Park has worked hard since the 1990′s to decrease these problems along the highly-traveled, 83-km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway that runs through the park.
Land-use Plan Could Reduce Impact of Future Floods (Jul/13)
Two weeks after major flooding hit much of southern Alberta, conservationists say a plan already in the works by the province could help mitigate the effects of future disasters.
TSMV Receiver Abandons Process (Jun/13)
The receiver in charge of Three Sisters Mountain Village has decided to walk away from pursuing an area structure plan with the Town of Canmore.
Controversial Cabled Path Approved at Norquay (May/13)
Parks Canada has approved summer use at Mount Norquay ski area, a decision that will see a via ferrata — an adventure activity that fixes the mountain with cables, ladders and bridges to the upper cliffs — installed by next summer.
B.C. Group Fights for Peace, Lower Fraser and Elk Rivers (Apr/13)
Publication of the most recent list of the province’s most endangered rivers, to be released today, makes it clear that 21 years later, B.C. still has a lot to learn about managing its watersheds.
Yellowstone to Yukon Advocate Urges Living With Preservation (Mar/13)
Tying together a region that stretches from Wyoming’s Wind River Range to Canada’s Northwest Territory might seem an overreach of nationalities, jurisdictions, species, communities and sheer distance. But for conservation adviser Harvey Locke, the idea seems self-evident.
Canmore Development (Mar/13)
Canmore residents are concerned about potential new development in the Three Sisters area. Local resident Gary Anderson explains why many residents are unhappy with the proposed changes.
Y2Y Prez Has Seen It All - Mostly On Foot (Feb/13)
Today, Heuer is on foot again, this time as the newly hired president of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.
Crowsnest Pass Wildlife (Jan/13)
Alberta transportation considers new measures to protect wildlife along the road in Crowsnest Pass. Y2Y is one of the partners working on the project.
Late Cash Saves Noble Basin (Jan/13)
A big donation late in the game resulted in the successful protection of 58,000 acres in the Hoback basin, located just south of Jackson, WY.
Karsten Heuer to Become President of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is proud to announce that Karsten Heuer will become the organization’s new President in January of 2013.
B.C. Land Purchase Protects Grizzlies and Frogs (Sept/12)
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is proud to announce its role in the purchase of 306 acres (124 hectares) of private property near Creston, British Columbia that will help save an at-risk population of grizzly bears as well as the endangered Northern Leopard frog.
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