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Chris Bunting, Y2Y Supporter since 2007

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Telephone Town Hall: Gravel Bed River Ecosystems

Ecologist and Y2Y Board member, Dr. Mark Hebblewhite, explains why gravel bed river ecosystems are so vitally important in the Yellowstone to Yukon region.

From bull trout to wolves and grizzly bears, gravel bed river ecosystems are crucial habitat for an enormous diversity of wildlife throughout across the Yellowstone to Yukon region.

For Y2Y's Spring Telephone Town Hall on April 15, ecologist and Y2Y Board member, Dr. Mark Hebblewhite, explained why these ecosystems are so vitally important.

Using examples from his own research, Dr. Hebblewhite summarized the life-long work of Dr. Ric Hauer, Professor of Limnology at the University of Montana, along with other colleagues, to show why these river systems are so important to conserve.

If you were unable to listen live, you can download both the Town Hall presentation (pdf) and audio recording (mp3) below:

Town Hall Presentation

Town Hall Recording

If you would like to hear more about this topic, listen to Mark Hebblewhite's interview with CBC's Alberta@noon on April 13 (it begins at 14:48).

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