Safe Passages: Wolverines & Road Ecology + Golden AGM

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Golden Branch
Golden Senior's Centre
1401 9th St South

Safe Passages: Lessons and Learnings from Landscape Connectivity Research in the
Canadian Rockies

with Dr. Tony Clevenger

Photo credit: Adam Ford/WTI

Following our Annual General Meeting happening at 6:30 pm. This is a free, family-friendly event.

Transportation corridors present some of the most severe human-caused impacts in the vast Yellowstone-to-Yukon ecoregion. The anticipated growth in population and projected highway improvement plans in the Rocky Mountains, coupled with the resounding concern for maintaining large-scale, landscape connectivity will continue to generate interest in conservation tools and applications for addressing the diverse issues linking transport, ecology and local communities. Tony Clevenger, who moved to the Bow Valley in 1996, will share his research on the impacts of highways and efficacy of Banff mitigation to reduce fragmentation of wildlife habitat including a 6-year research project to understand wolverine abundance and landscape genetics. His Banff research spanned 17 years and is the most scientifically productive road ecology research project in the world!

Before the presentation, at 6:30 pm, we look forward to sharing our 2017 successes, challenges and program updates with you at our Annual General Meeting. Come hear about what we’ve been up to over the past year and talk about what’s upcoming – and see how you can get involved.

Hope to see you there!