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Research Proves Grizzlies Prefer Overpasses
Study conducted by Y2Y partner and researcher Tony Clevenger conclusively proves that grizzly bears in Banff National Park prefer to use overpasses to cross the Trans-Canada Highway.
One Backyard: National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy hosted a National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation in Washington, D.C., last October. The workshop's followup report refers to Y2Y as the "granddaddy of citizen-generated large-landscape projects."
Provincial Protection of Bighorn Region a Must for Both Wildlife and Humans
In an op-ed in the Edmonton Journal, Y2Y's Sarah Cox says the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan offers residents a great opportunity to ensure clean drinking water, prevent and mitigate flooding, and protect wildlife throughout the region.
Returning wild plains bison to Banff National Park
Alberta MP Blake Richards is presented with post cards showing the growing support for restoring bison to Banff National Park.
Peel Supporters Vow to Take Case to Supreme Court
About 100 supporters of the Peel Coalition met in Whitehorse last night to talk about the Yukon government's recent appeal.
Canada Welcomes 44th National Park
Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve officially joins Canada’s world-renowned family of national parks.
Site C Project Still Faces Major Obstacles After B.C. Approval
The project may have cleared a major hurdle, but imminent court cases and cost hikes make Site C dam far from certain.
Y2Y Speaks Up Against Proposed Dam (Dec 4)
B.C.’s proposed SiteC dam is not just an issue for Peace Valley residents, says Karsten Heuer, it would also disrupt a key wildlife corridor that stretches along the Rocky Mountains.
Harvey Locke Receives Prestigious Global Award for Conservation (Nov 26)
Harvey Locke, an original founder of Y2Y, has received one of the world’s highest honours for conservation.
Rewilding Projects Aim to Turn Back Clock on Environment (Nov 23)
A global movement known as "rewilding" is gaining traction, with the goal of returning areas to a more natural state.
Migrating Wildlife Depends on More Than Wilderness: Report (Nov 19)
New details of seasonal migrations in Wyoming show that deer, elk and other animals depend not only on wilderness areas but on private and multiuse government lands.
Flathead River Valley Art Exhibit Opens Nov. 8 (Nov 5)
Artwork from one of North America’s last unsettled valleys is coming to the Lebel Gallery at 696 Kettles St., in Pincher Creek from Nov. 6-22.
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.
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: 20 Years Later (Oct 29)
n 1993, conservationist and Wildlands Project board member Harvey Locke began writing an essay entitled Yellowstone to Yukon, which became the inspirational framework for one of North America’s leading conservation partnerships. 20 years later.
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.
Our Highways' Toll on Wildlife (Oct 23)
Excellent story in the New York Times: Solutions to wildlife-vehicle collisions, such as over- and underpasses in Banff National Park and along Wyoming's "Path of the Pronghorn".
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.
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