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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.
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.
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