Stories From the Land
We are in new era of conservation. Protected and isolated wilderness areas like National Parks are not enough. These islands lead to extinction.
The principles of island biogeography teach us that when ecosystems become stranded—when they are bisected or surrounded by human development, for example—certain species are put at risk of extinction. Extinction leads to a loss of biodiversity, which disintegrates ecosystems, and contributes to the systematic degradation of our planet.
We need to think bigger.
The people profiled here are part of this new era. They are the pioneers who act with the larger landscape in mind. Motivated by their love for wild places, and their sense of loss at its slow disappearance, they have found their own way to keep the Yellowstone to Yukon region wild and connected.
They are our role-models. And we hope you find them as inspiring as we do.
The Buffler Years - Rob Buffler
Y2Y's New President - Karsten Heuer
A Man Who Turned Ideas into Reality - Ted Smith
Signs of Reconnection - North American Grizzlies
It's the People - Sarah Palmer and Tom Plunkett
Synergy and Serendipity - The Cabinet-Purcell Mountain Corridor Collaboration
Wilderness = Jobs - The Conservation Alliance
The Value of a Good Idea - Kent Nelson
It's Conservation Through Art! - Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art
New Faces of Y2Y - Debby Carlson, Bill Weber and Kent Nelson
The Faces and Feet of 'Connectivity' - Karsten Heuer, Joshua Burnim, Greg Treinish and Deia Schlosberg