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June 12, 2015 | Seattle Times | Published News | Gordon Orians and Jeff Wells
LONG before Lewis and Clark made their way to the Pacific Coast, members of the diverse indigenous cultures who lived on the rivers and deltas of the region were awakened on spring mornings by the...
May 30, 2015 | New York Times | Op-ed | Scott Weidensaul and Jeffrey V. Wells
STRETCHING from interior Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland, and sandwiched between the prairies and the Arctic, North America’s boreal forest is a mind-boggling 1.5 billion acres in size — bigger...
May 25, 2015 | Conservator Magazine | Published News | Peter McCartney
Icy water swells up around Chris Smith’s boots with each step as he walks across the thawing muskeg. It’s a bit like walking on a saturated sponge – one that covers huge swathes of Canada’s vast...
May 20, 2015 | Toronto Star | Op-ed | Bridget Stutchbury and Jeff Wells
The Swainson’s thrush is probably a bird that you have never heard of before, despite the fact that it breeds in almost every province and territory of Canada and its total population numbers in the...
May 12, 2015 | Globe and Mail | Published News | Mark Hume
Woodland caribou in northeast British Columbia are headed for extinction and could become the first subpopulation of a species to vanish in Canada while under government protection.Researchers from...
May 7, 2015 | Pew Charitable Trusts | Published News | Steve Kallick
In the effort to protect the world’s last great wild landscapes, few days in recent history were as significant as May 9, 2011.That’s when the government in Canada’s Quebec province, led then by...
May 4, 2015 | Winnipeg Free Press | Published News | Ron Thiessen
While budgets increased in many provincial government departments, the latest provincial budget dealt another decrease to Conservation and Water Stewardship (CWS).This is curious, as an enlarged...
April 29, 2015 | Georgia Straight | Published News | Peter Wood
Last week, the Forest Practices Board, B.C.’s independent forest watchdog, released a report that takes stock of the province’s road network, and the results are staggering. It estimates that B.C....
April 22, 2015 | Montreal Gazette | Published News | Jeffrey Wells and Nigel Roulet
We were heartened last week to see leaders of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments meet in Quebec City to seek real solutions to the runaway problem of carbon pollution. The governments...
April 13, 2015 | BirdNote | Published News
Nearly half of all the bird species in the United States and Canada – including this Canada Warbler - depend on one amazing resource: the boreal forest. It stretches from the interior of Alaska...

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