July 13, 2016

Your weekly compilation of Y2Y conservation news stories from national, regional and local newspapers.

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Employment Opportunities

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Top Story

Report: Parks Canada should focus on environment, not development
Huffington Post - Parks Canada is breaking its own legislation and endangering the very ecosystems it is supposed to protect, according to a report from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

Y2Y In The News
Crag and Canyon -  Y2Y is imploring the provincial government to ensure environmental protection measures for the Bighorn and eastern slopes of the Rockies are inserted into the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan.

Science News

Nonprofit Quarterly - A new study shows that Americans value the parks system at 30 times more than the federal government spends to operate it.

Springer Link - The authors of this paper used content analysis to assess land trust involvement in wildlife and habitat conservation, as reflected in their mission statements, and compared these findings with an organizational survey of land trusts.

Also In The News....

Banff Park hopes to save more animals with new highway fence
CBC - A decades-old fence that has failed to keep some wildlife off the highway near Banff will get a $26 million upgrade starting this summer to make it tougher for critters to climb over or crawl under.

Remote Kootenay wilderness about to become 'virtually' trekkable
CBC The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Google have partnered in a unique project to put B.C. wilderness online.
Bill would provide $1.3 billion to wildlife conservation, public-land access
Field & Stream - Last Thursday, a bipartisan bill to provide $1.3 billion toward wildlife conservation was introduced to Congress. 

Casper Star Tribune - Wildlife advocates will use the courts to try to force the U.S. government to evaluate whether Yellowstone National Park bison are a threatened or endangered species.
10 things you need to know about Y2Y
USA Today Yellowstone to Yukon is putting scientific knowledge to practical use by creating safe passages for wildlife. 

Jackson Hole News and Guide Chris Colligan's fondness for committing his days to trying to resolve thorny, politically charged wildlife controversies ultimately stems from an upbringing spent tromping about the woods of Michigan.

Employment Opportunities

Position - Communications Manager
Organization - Idaho Conservation League
Deadline - August 31, 2016

Position - Conservation Associate
Organization - The Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Deadline - July 29, 2016

Position - Finance/Administration Manager
Organization - CPAWS Yukon
Deadline - Until filled

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

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