Grand Teton National Park - the southern anchor of the Yellowstone to Yukon region. Image: Kent Nelson.
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Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission
Photo: Stephen Legault
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization that connects and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive.

Our Vision

An interconnected system of wild lands and waters stretching from Yellowstone to Yukon, harmonizing the needs of people with those of nature.

Mission Statement

Connecting and protecting habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive.

WE BELIEVE

WE BELIEVE in connection, not separation; in living with nature, not against it.

WE BELIEVE in considering the land at a scale that matters to nature, and in using science to guide our decisions.

WE BELIEVE in deep collaboration and authentic partnership, in doing things together rather than alone.

WE BELIEVE in the power of a big, bold idea to attract talent, passion and a community of committed citizens who work across political boundaries.

WE BELIEVE in hope; for if we persevere, our great-grandchildren will have clean water, pure air, rich forests and abundant wildlife of the kind we enjoy today in the Yellowstone to Yukon region. 

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"What we have in the Rocky Mountains is rare- an almost complete representation of all native large mammals that roamed the great hills before Europeans arrived. From the perspective of the great mountain ecosystems of the world, it’s the last of the last."
Dr. Paul Paquet
Scientist with the World Wildlife Fund