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Y2Y Receives $6,000 Gift from Patagonia Banff (Oct 30)
Patagonia Banff has chosen to gift $6,000 to Canmore-based Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y). The gift is awarded through the store’s participation in the 1% for the Planet initiative, and will support Y2Y’s conservation efforts in the Bow Valley and Banff.
Bat BioBlitz Detects Endangered Species in B.C.’s Flathead River Valley (Oct 27)
Conservation groups, including Y2Y, have answered a request from the B.C. government to help study a group of species soon to face devastating population die-offs – bats – and have released a report about bats in the Flathead River Valley just in time for Halloween.
Biologists Propose Wildlife Crossings for Highway 3 (Oct 22)
Highway 3 is vital to transportation through the Crowsnest Pass but it’s a deathtrap for wildlife. In a presentation to council on October 14, conservation biologist Dale Paton said there are over 150 collisions between wildlife and vehicles on Highway 3 every year.
Y2Y Joint Initiative Marks 20th Anniversary (Oct 20)
Twenty years ago, no one knew whether a vision to protect land along the Rocky Mountains would work. Now it’s part of a global movement that has helped wildlife, plants and wilderness throughout the expansive area.
B.C. Cabinet to Weigh Future of Site C Dam (Oct 15)
British Columbia’s growing economy will need plenty of power for both business and population growth, but provincial Energy Minister Bill Bennett says the Site C dam on the Peace River still is not a certainty.
First Nation Issues BC Gov't Site C Dam Ultimatum (Sep 24)
With a decision imminent on the Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, area First Nations have delivered a message to the provincial government: You can have the dam or you can have liquefied natural gas but you will not get both.
Wyoming Wolves Protected Again (Sep 23)
A judge today overturned a 2012 removal of federal protections for Wyoming wolves, taking management of the controversial carnivore out of the state's hands.
First Nation Chiefs to Stage Site C Showdown (Sep 18)
A delegation of B.C. First Nation chiefs will be here next week to urge the Harper government to reject BC Hydro’s $8-billion Site C hydroelectric megaproject.
Conservation Through Art (Sep 18)
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative is bringing the remote Flathead River Valley region of British Columbia to art exhibits in the Bow Valley.
Forging a New Path (Sep 15)
When it comes to designing wildlife corridors, our most brilliant analytical minds are still no match for Mother Nature. But we're getting there.
Alternative Power Projects More Cost-effective Than Site C Dam (Sep 10)
“The opposition aren’t going to believe this, but I don’t have any deep, burning desire to build Site C,” Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett said. “I only want to build Site C if it makes the most sense for the people of the province.”
Group Calls for Independent Audit of Proposed Site C Dam (Sep 9)
A group including government officials, landowners and First Nations representatives has reaffirmed its call for the Site C project to be reviewed by the BC Utilities Commission, saying studies to date have not made it clear whether the project is needed or what it would cost to build.
Study: Wildlife Corridors Help Species Survive Climate Change (Sep 6)
A newly published study highlights the importance of wildlife corridors for helping species survive the double threat of habitat loss and climate change in mountainous areas and issues an urgent call for more research.
Flathead River Conservation (Aug 29)
Listen to Y2Y's Harvey Locke telling listeners of CBC Calgary Eyeopener about the efforts to preserve the Flathead River Valley.
Parks Canada Gets Funding to Reduce Wildlife Collisions on Highway 93 S (Aug 27)
The federal government has set aside $9.6 million to fence another stretch of Highway 93 S, a busy mountain road with frequent wildlife collisions.
Site C Dam a Threat to $8 Billion of Ecological Value (Jul 30)
The ecological values contained within B.C.’s Peace River Valley — site of BC Hydro’s planned Site C dam — are conservatively worth up to $8.6 billion a year, according to a report Wednesday by the Vancouver-based David Suzuki Foundation.
Bat Team to Probe 'Black Hole' (Jul 24)
Not much is known about bats in the Flathead River Valley. On Thursday, Cori Lausen and a bat team will head to southeastern British Columbia for a four-day BioBlitz in an attempt to find out more.
Final SSRP Still Criticized Over Castle Protection (Jul 23)
The final South Saskatchewan Regional Plan has added more area in the Castle region to be protected, but critics say it is not enough to ensure the critical landscape of that area is preserved in its entirety.
Land Use Plan for Southern Alberta Fails to Protect Critical Landscapes (Jul 23)
The final land use plan for southern Alberta – called the South Saskatchewan Regional Land Use Plan (SSRP) – has failed to protect critical headwaters including the Castle Special Place.
Flathead Bat BioBlitz May Help Canada's Endangered Bats (Jul 23)
Bat biologists are converging in B.C.’s Flathead River Valley tomorrow. They hope to gain new information to advance bat conservation in B.C.’s southeast and to ultimately minimize the impacts of White Nose Syndrome, a mysterious disease that has killed millions of North American bats.
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