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A Grizzly 'A'
The Peel Protects You
Flathead BioBlitz
Sarah Baker Recipients
Brianna Burley
Mathieu Boubonnais
President's Reception
Bozeman, MT
March 8th, 2013 
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 March 15 - 16th, 2013 
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Loving Nature 
February 2013 
Dear Y2Y Friend,

When I was a kid, my dad and I explored the outdoors every weekend, and while searching for critters and hiking to the top of mountains I developed my love of nature. But it seems 'getting outside' is getting harder to do as life gets busier.

Last week's incredibly positive response to our Top 10 Quotes on Love, Art, Poetry and Nature featured on Facebook, came as a surprise. So, in this February edition of Y2Y's Connections E-newsletter we are continuing to promote the love of nature.

Discover one of the most biologically diverse places on earth - B.C.'s Flathead - and find out how big, wild spaces like the Flathead and the Yukon's Peel River Watershed are literally good for us.

Just as important as exploring nature, it is also vital to coexist with it responsibly. In Grizzly Gives It an 'A', learn how youth are helping communities live with wildlife. And read about how Brianna Burley and Mathieu Bourbonnais are becoming the next generation of scientists, finding real solutions to prevent grizzly mortalities.

As always, I appreciate your feedback and invite you to drop me a note

Yours in conservation,

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Karsten Heuer, President
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

P.S. If you happen to be in Bozeman this March I'd love you to join our reception.
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Grizzly Gives It an 'A' 

Bear Testing Garbage Bin
Yellowstone Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center bear testing garbage container

The test: build a bear-resistant garbage container that could withstand 60-minutes of direct bear-on-container action from America's most notorious 'can-crackers'.


How they did it...

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Photo: Juri Peepre
Photo: Juri Peepre
One of the best strategies to tackle climate change is by keeping wild spaces wild - and the Peel is as wild as it gets! Now we need your help to protect it.      


Discover this natural treasure...

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Flathead BioBlitz Worm
BioBlitz scientist shows off his latest find. Photo: Jaimie Rojo
What do you get when you put three entomologists, a botanist, a gastropod expert, a limnologist and an ornithologist along a river valley for one full week?         

Find out the answer...

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Y2Y's annual Sarah Baker Memorial Grant supports the next generation of scientists and their academic projects that advance Y2Y's conservation strategy and result in tangible benefits within the region. Introducing our latest recipients: Brianna Burley and Mathieu Bourbonnais.    
Brianna Burley
Brianna Burley, Sarah Baker Grant Recipient
In collaboration with Canadian Pacific Railway, Parks Canada and the University of Alberta, Brianna Burley is tackling one of the final frontiers in an effort to reduce bear mortality on the railroad tracks.  


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Mathieu Bourbonnais
Mathieu Bourbonnais, Sarah Baker Grant Recipient
We've seen how roads affect grizzlies, but how do escalating human influences and changing habitat conditions affect the physiological state of a grizzly? Mathieu Bourbonnais might be able to tell you.  


Learn about his study...

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