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Thinking of buying coffee for Christmas? – Think of the birds

In Colombia, Shade-Grown Coffee Sustains Songbirds and People Alike FROM: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Early one morning last January, I drank Colombian coffee the Colombian way—tinto, or straight dark. I sipped my tinto while sitting on a Spanish colonial veranda at Finca Los Arrayanes, a fourth-generation coffee farm and hotel deep in northwestern Colombia’s AntioquiaContinue Reading

Living with Carnivores: Boneyards, Bears and Wolves

FROM: Alpenglow Press Productions “Living with Carnivores: Boneyards, Bears and Wolves” is a documentary film about living with large carnivores. The story begins a decade ago in western Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley and explores how a rural agricultural community responded to the resurgence of grizzly bears and wolves. The film explores the thoughtful “can do”Continue Reading

Crossing the People’s Way

FROM: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Roads present a huge impediment to conservation: they inevitably lead to habitat loss and fragmentation, and create major obstacles to wildlife connectivity between landscapes. Thankfully, there are solutions. And some of those solutions, such as wildlife under- and overpasses, can restore habitat and decrease wildlife mortality even after busyContinue Reading

Learn your birds

FROM: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Look and listen to a number of birds with this interactive bird poster. Though Crowsnest Pass doesn’t share all of the same birds as Minnesota, enjoy seeing and hearing many of the same bird species that call the Pass home too, such as the Yellow Warbler and Gray Jay.Continue Reading

Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent Summary

FROM: Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent The Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent addresses changing land use and climate in one of the largest intact landscapes in North America. Home to diverse stakeholders, this northern Rocky Mountain ecosystem bridges the United States and Canada, including Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes NationalContinue Reading

Dogs helping out Montana conservationists – Flathead

FROM: NBC Montana A Montana woman who’s traveled the world training dogs to have them to track invasive species is hoping to use her skills right here in Montana. To watch the film, click here. http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/dogs-helping-out-montana-conservationists/24444448Continue Reading

2013 Conference – Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent

FROM: Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent This conference featured breakout discussions on several key topics – indigenous perspectives, sustainable economies, water, working lands, and forestry. Follow the links below for more information on those discussions and to stay tuned to upcoming activities.   Click here for conference summaries.   http://www.crownroundtable.org/4thconference2013.htmlContinue Reading

Amphibian Status

FROM: Center for Biological Diversity Excerpt from a news release about a report by the Center for Biological Diversity that identifies the United States top 10 amphibians and reptiles in need of immediate federal protection to stave off extinction:   Boreal Toad – (Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Nevada)   Once common in theContinue Reading

2013 Conference – Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent

2013 Conference – Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent FROM: Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent This conference featured breakout discussions on several key topics – indigenous perspectives, sustainable economies, water, working lands, and forestry. Follow the links below for more information on those discussions and to stay tuned to upcoming activities.  Continue Reading

If those beaks could talk

FROM: Nature Conservancy of Canada As part of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, a group of wildlife agencies and conservation experts recently released their fourth consecutive report on the state of bird populations in the United States.   Read more on the report here.   http://www.stateofthebirds.org   With some North American bird populations decreasingContinue Reading

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