Canada’s greatest asset is its wild spaces

“I think it’s important to give in the ways you can. If you can’t give your time, donating to an organization like Y2Y supports the on-the-ground efforts of people thinking of wildlife’s best interests.”

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Coexisting with wildlife in Montana’s Tom Miner Basin

Coexisting with wildlife in Montana’s Tom Miner Basin

Thanks to the Tom Miner Basin Association, people and nature are thriving together in a Montana valley that’s both agriculturally productive and teeming with wildlife.  Easily living up to its namesake, Montana’s Paradise Valley offers a little something for everyone.  At the northern edge of Yellowstone, America’s first and most iconic national park, the valley…

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How do wildlife know to use animal bridges?

How do wildlife know to use animal bridges?

Ever wonder if animals really use those bridges to cross highways? They do! And not just because they’re following signs. Fencing and over- or underpasses together help wildlife stay safe.   Grizzly bears There is a “learning curve” for animals to begin using wildlife crossings. For wary animals like grizzly bears and wolves, it may take…

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The home of wildlife crossings: Banff, Alberta

The home of wildlife crossings: Banff, Alberta

Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is the world’s longest and most consistent effort to monitor wildlife use of highway crossing structures.  The busy Trans-Canada Highway cuts east-west across the park, making it difficult for wildlife to travel north-south through the Rocky Mountains. When the highway was upgraded in the 1980’s from a single two-lane…

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