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Articles by Marie-Eve Marchand

Marie-Eve Marchand is from Quebec. She moved to Boulder in 2009 to join the Wild Foundation, and has recently returned to the Canadian Rockies. She has a business degree, a Masters in Environmental Sciences and has extensive experience with non-profit management such as budgeting, fundraising, staff recruitment and development, board liaison and communication. As a former Executive Director of the CPAWS Quebec chapter she helped develop the idea of Wilderness in French “Nature sauvage” and played a key in role in the Quebec government’s commitment to protect at least half of Northern Quebec. She also received the Golden Leaf Award from the Canadian Council on ecological Integrity for the work she led to protect the Dumoine watershed. She is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WPCA). She is currently working in a campaign to bring the plains bison back to Banff National Park in Canada as well as working on the Nature Needs Half program with WILD.

Yellowstone To Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art, Part III - The Flathead Valley


As part of my blog series on the Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art exhibit at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, I’ve written about the Nahanni and then about the concept of habitat connectivity and how we can mitigate human impacts on the landscape. Today, I want to talk about a missing piece for conservation in the Yellowstone to Yukon region: The Flathead Valley. Waterton-Glacier-Flathead is one of the eight regions highlighted in the exhibit.

Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art, Part II - Connectivity


In a period of environmental change and biodiversity lost, working on preserving large-scale landscape connectivity is more important than ever. That’s why CPAWS works to protect places like the Canadian Boreal forest and the Eastern Woodlands. Yellowstone to Yukon is an archetype of a large-scale landscape vision applied collaboratively in an area that encompasses many national parks in both Canada and the United States, including Waterton, Banff-Jasper, Nahanni, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Glacier, as well as national forests, private land conservancies, cities, towns, roads, and railways. The objective is to maintain habitat connectivity and help reconnect natural areas with biological corridors so that the ecosystem can function as a whole.

Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art, Part I


After many years in the making, an outstanding art show about nature conservation expressed through the beauty of art opened in Banff on Saturday, June 16. I was lucky to be involved in different stages of the making for the past 6 years and over the coming months, I want to share with you stories about some of the beautiful landscapes featured at the exhibit. The exhibit is hosted by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta, and will run until November 15. I’ll be posting a new story each month about six of the different regions highlighted in the exhibit, beginning today which is the third anniversary of the Nahanni National Park expansion, one of the regions highlighted in the exhibition.