Your weekly digest of environmental news

Week of February 21, 2019
This is your weekly digest of conservation news stories from national, regional and local newspapers with a focus on the Yellowstone to Yukon region.

Top story

Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act advances

The U.S. Senate advanced the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 92-8.

The act would permanently ban mining on 30,000 acres of the Custer Gallatin National Forest and is a part of a public lands package called the Natural Resources Management Act. It also includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Where are the wolverines? Researchers need your help

Researchers are seeking for community scientists to better understand wolverines in southeast British Columbia.

β€œThe reason we are studying wolverines is to understand impacts on these sensitive mammals and their habitat,” says Candace Batycki, program director at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, one of the project partners.

Science news

Researchers, led by UBC Okanagan's Adam T. Ford and Liber Ero postdoctoral fellow Laura Coristine, recently examined the leverage an individual country has when it comes to protecting ecosystem values. And they say it isn't β€” nor should it be β€” a level playing field. Read more >>

Habitat along the banks of rivers and streams is important for many species, large and small. But a new paper shows this is especially true for those seeking cooler, moister terrain as conditions become less habitable due climate change. Read more >>

More stories worth reading

Banff wildlife corridors lead the way for research around the world. Read more >>

Biologists make surprise discovery of southern mountain caribou calf in B.C.'s Purcell Mountains. Listen or read more >>

A recent cold snap in Alberta will help kill mountain pine beetle but won't stop epidemic, scientists say. Read more >>

Land use planning underway for Yukon's Beaver River watershed. Read more >>

Push to monitor water quality of Snake River comes to the Idaho statehouse. Read more >>

Grizzly rules prompt lawsuit threat to Montana's Flathead forest plan. Read more >>

Protecting not-so-wild places helps biodiversity.

Wolves and wolverines: A complicated relationship.

Careers in conservation

Postdoctoral fellowship | Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative - University of Northern British Columbia
Deadline - Mar. 1, 2019

Content co-ordinator | Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Deadline - Feb. 28, 2019

Grants co-ordinator | Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Deadline - Feb. 15, 2019

Go to Y2Y's website for a full list of employment opportunities.


Can we bear the bias?
Mar. 2, Bozeman, Montana, United States
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Wolves for Yellowstone: Dynamics in time and space
Mar. 14, Banff, Alberta, Canada
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2019 Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society conference
Mar. 22 - 24, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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