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Y2Y at NACCB 2018

Details on Y2Y talks at North American Congress for Conservation Biology, July 21 to 26, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The biennial North American Congress for Conservation Biology represents an important facet of Society for Conservation Biology North America's work to foster communication among conservation scientists and practitioners in North America.

In 2018, NACCB is being held in Toronto from July 21-26. 

Y2Y is represented by five staff and advisers at this meeting, and will be presenting a symposium about our first quarter century of work. They will be hosting and speaking at a number of events, including a Y2Y symposium.

Find details on their talks below or download the entire NACCB program

Follow the conference online with #naccb2018 and #y2ysci. 

Talks by Y2Y staff and advisers:

Dr. Jodi Hilty, Y2Y president and chief scientist

  • Advancing conservation through partnerships across private lands in Yellowstone to Yukon, Monday, July 23, 4-4:15 p.m., Westin Harbour Castle, Harbour Ballroom C  
  • Moderating a panel during the symposium: 25 years of conservation science across Yellowstone to Yukon, Wednesday, July 25, moderating a panel discussion 5-5:30 p.m. Westin Harbour Castle, Harbour Ballroom C

Kim Trotter, Y2Y U.S. program director

  • Applied transboundary mammal research in the Americas, Monday, July 23, 2:30-2:45 p.m., Westin Harbour Castle, Pier 9

Dr. Hilary Young, Y2Y Alberta program manager

  • Temporal effects of forestry on ungulates in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, part of the symposium titled 25 years of conservation science across Yellowstone to Yukon, Wednesday, July 25, 4:45-5 p.m., Westin Harbour Castle, Harbour Ballroom C

Dr. Aerin Jacob, Y2Y conservation scientist 

  • How to use your science to inform policy for concrete conservation outcomes (workshopSunday, July 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Westin Harbour Castle, Dockside 4, $10
  • Canada’s pathway to meeting Aichi Target 11: current state and next steps, part 2, Tuesday, July 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Westin Harbour Castle, Ballroom B
  • From the lab to the land: How research has informed conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon, part of the symposium titled 25 years of conservation science across Yellowstone to Yukon, Wednesday, July 25, 1:30-1:45 p.m. Westin Harbour Castle, Harbour Ballroom C

Harvey Locke, Y2Y co-founder and adviser

  • Canada’s pathway to meeting Aichi Target 11: current state and next steps, parts 1 and 2, Tuesday, July 24, 2:30-2:45 p.m., Westin Harbour Castle, Ballroom B

Symposium: 25 years of conservation science across Yellowstone to Yukon

Wednesday, July 25, Part 1 - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Part 2 - 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Westin Harbour Castle, Harbour Ballroom C 

Many of the practical conservation efforts to connect and protect habitat across the 3,200 kilometre-long Yellowstone to Yukon region have been guided by research and expert knowledge, including science and Indigenous ways of knowing.   

Now 25 years into existence, this symposium will examine the most relevant factors ensuring that evidence guides and facilitates the implementation of large landscape conservation across the Y2Y region — looking back over the last 25 years and ahead to the next 25 years.

We will bring together knowledge holders from different systems and conservation fields (e.g., wildlife biology, landscape ecology, human dimensions, Indigenous approaches), seeking to advance our mechanistic understanding of the roles that science and Indigenous knowledge have played in advancing practical conservation across the Y2Y region.   

Speakers will:  

  • Offer perspectives on tension between wildlife conservation and engagement of people (e.g., stakeholders, private sector, Indigenous groups, urban and rural populations); and, 
  • Suggest research and practical focus to ensure that the best available information underpins conservation across the Y2Y region. 

The moderated panel discussion will include evaluation of how different fields, approaches, outputs, collaborations and engagement with partners can support better conservation outcomes.

Insights will help to identify research priorities, collaborations, and approaches that will inform conservation strategies, management, and policy initiatives across the Y2Y region for the next 25 years.

Symposium details and schedule: 

1:30-1:45 PM | Aerin Jacob, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
From the lab to the land: How research has informed conservation from Yellowstone to Yukon 

1:45-2 PM | Grand Chief Herb Norweigan, Dehcho First Nations
Dehcho Ndéh T’áh Ats’et’î K’eh Eghálats’ênda: The Dehcho Land Use Plan 

2-2:15 PM | Elaine Leslie, National Park Service
The National Park Service – An anchor and critical connection in the success of the Y2Y Initiative

2:15-2:30 PM | Ed Whittingham, Whit and Ham 
Balancing economic, conservation and climate goals in the development of renewable electricity  

2:30-2:45 PM | Travis Belote, The Wilderness Society 
Opportunities and challenges for expanding and defending conservation reserves in the Y2Y region of the US  

2:45-3 PM | Richard Schuster, Carleton University 
Systematic conversation prioritization in R: Democratizing spatial planning for nature and people using the prioritzr package 

3-3:15 PM | Jerrica Mann and Pamela Wright, University of Northern British Columbia
Connecting the gaps: Partnerships, research, and planning into the future 

3:15-3:30 PM | Cecily Costello, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Potential paths for male-mediated gene flow to and from an isolated grizzly bear population 

3:30-4 PM | Break

4-4:15 PM | Laura Finnegan, fRI Research
Caribou conservation in Alberta through scientific partnerships 

4:15-4:30 PM | Jean Polfus, Trent University
Developing a creative and interdisciplinary approach to biocultural diversity research in the Northwest Territories  

4:30-4:45 PM | Mirjam Barrueto, University of Calgary 
Cameras, DNA and collaboration: Tools to understand wolverine population persistence in large multi-use landscapes  

4:45-5 PM | Hilary Young, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Temporal effects of forestry on ungulates in Alberta's Rocky Mountains  

5-5:30 PM | Panel Discussion
This session will be moderated by Jodi Hilty 

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