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Y2Y
Ben Goldfarb - Two months researching the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Why Bears?
This film is for teachers, scientists, non-profits, and people interested in bears and preserving wild spaces.

 

Shining Mountains - Once and Future Wild
In this documentary, filmmaker Guy Clarkson completes his mountain odyssey with a search for solutions. He discovers an optimism born of a profound understanding of what makes Nature tick. He finds business, government, and local residents joining forces to ensure that the grizzly, the wolf and the caribou remain at home on their range. He catches up with a broad cross-section of mountain people who are getting political to push their vision of a Once and Future Wild. Clarkson investigates a coalition of passionate individuals and organizations known as 'Y2Y'--the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Their aim--to connect wildlife corridors through half a million square miles, with the full participation of stakeholders in industry. From visits with old-time mountain man Andy Russell, to a Kaska-Dene youngster heading out on his first moose hunt, Clarkson takes heart in the wisdom of those who know best what it means to live in harmony with Nature.

 

Highway Wilding
Build them and they will live. That is the simple message in this short documentary that looks at the issue of highways, and some of the pioneering solutions that exist to prevent road kill and reconnect landscapes across highways. For more information on Highway Wilding, please click here.

 

High Divide
This short film describes the work that the Craighead Institute, Sonoran Institute and Future West are conducting to ensure wildlife can move from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to Central Idaho and beyond. Their work to connect these areas through the High Divide, the landscape that lies between them, is extremely important to connecting core habitat from Yellowstone all the way to the Yukon Territory.

 

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 National Park.

 

Site C Dam
This video portrays the consequences that the Site C dam will have on Peace River Residents and the 30 year journey they’ve been involved in to keep this project from going ahead.


Paddle for the Peace Generates Buzz to Oppose the Site C Dam

Y2Y is actively involved in maintaining the integrity of the Peace River Break priority area. The proposed construction of the Site C dam on the Peace River is one project that Y2Y is opposing. Please enjoy this video to see highlights of this year’s 7th annual Paddle for the Peace event, organized by the Peace Valley Environment Association and the West Moberly First Nations.


Flathead Wild
An amazing showcase of footage. All of it from the proposed Flathead National Park in BC that would complete Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.



En Plain Air - Flathead Wild

A short expose with Dwayne Harty, renowned wildlife artist, painting "En Plein Air" in BC's Flathead River Valley.


The Spine of the Continent: Wildlife from Yukon to Mexico
Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of The Spine of the Continent, details how the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone changed the behavior of elk enough to alter and heal the environment after decades of their absence.

For full video, click here.

 

WildWays: Don't Fence Me In!
Thousands of species are threatened by the spread of human civilization, but the conservation group Wildways Network, along with many other partners including Y2Y, is envisioning a system of corridors to link the remaining wild areas... and using state-of-the-art software packages to do it.



The Y2Y Vision is Broadcast Around the World
Building awareness about the value of large intact landscape is just as important as actually connecting it. Star Alliance helped broadcast this message to thousands of international travelers in the spring of 2011.



Let's talk Yellowstone to Yukon

In this You Tube video, Charles Preston, founding curator of the Draper Museum of Natural History, talks about the vision of Yellowstone to Yukon and the stunning wildlife photographs of Florian Schulz.


Nearly a Quarter of Mammals Face Extinction
A five year study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature indicates that more than 1,100 of some 5,500 known species of mammals are in danger of disappearing.

Video Credit: VOAvideo



Status of Grizzly Bears in Northwest Montana

The United States Geological Survey released a report in September, 2008 about the size and distribution of grizzly bears in Northwest Montana.



Alas Resort

A short documentary (seven minutes long) about the proposed ski resort at the Jumbo Valley, located in Y2Y's Cabinet Purcells priority area. The video features NHL player Scott Niedermayer, who grew up in Cranbrook, BC and supports conservation efforts to protect the Jumbo Valley.
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