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February 17, 2016
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Top Story

Calgary Herald - Despite ongoing concerns, there could be between 30 and 40 wild bison in the backcountry of Banff National Park by this time next year.
 
Y2Y In The News

DeSmog - Write-up by Y2Y's Tim Burkhart on B.C.'s Peace-Boudreau region, and how its unique ecosystems are imminently threatened by the Site C dam.
 
Also In The News.... 

Trudeau urged to halt Site C construction, honour relations with First Nations 
DeSmog - A letter to Trudeau, signed by 25 organizations, including Y2Y, asks that the new Liberal government live up to its promises of a new relationship with First Nations.

"Abandoned" well sites in northeastern B.C. cause concerns 
Energetic City - Concerns have been raised by the David Suzuki Foundation about pipes, wellheads, and even entire buildings left abandoned in the Peace Region's backcountry, in what they're saying is the result of oil and gas developments.

Calgary Herald A controversial decision that paves the way for expansion at the Lake Louise ski area is not being reconsidered by Parks Canada, according to its chief executive.

Symbol of American West under threat as Yellowstone bison cull begins
Globe and Mail The cull of 900 bison is part of the Interagency Bison Management Plan, which was introduced in 2000 to deal with escalating bison numbers and the threat of a disease called brucellosis.
  
Flathead Beacon - An environmental group filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in an effort to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to furnish increased federal protections on an isolated population of grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem.
 
            
Idaho Mountain Express The Idaho Water Resources Board recently awarded an $18,000 grant to the city of Hailey for implementing a water conservation rebate program that replaces water-guzzling turf with landscaping materials requiring little or no water.

Employment Opportunities

Position - Board Member
Organization - Wildsight Golden
Deadline - February 24, 2016

Position - Associate, Organizational Effectiveness Program
Organization - Training Resources for the Environmental Community
Deadline - Until filled

Position - Conservation Data Specialist
Organization - Defenders of Wildlife
Deadline - Until filled

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