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

We believe in hope for people and nature

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative is a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization and the only organization dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of this entire region.

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

Recognizing communities need equal opportunities and rights to thrive, Y2Y seeks to support human diversity, equity, inclusion; and environmental and social justice, and to oppose actions and policies that undermine these principles.

Our Work

Our conservation initiatives span a variety of goals as well as the entirety of the region in which we work. Learn more about what we do, where we work and our current projects.

Forward, together

Everything Y2Y does, we do with our partners — more than 400 since we began in 1993.

From other conservation groups, local landowners, businesses, government agencies, Indigenous communities, scientists, or others, partners are the force behind the Yellowstone to Yukon vision.

You are an essential part of that work — find out how you can help.

Our Impact Since 1993

0 partner groups have joined forces
0 % increase in protected areas in the region
0 % of lands have better management practices
Find out what we've accomplished together with partners

Latest news and updates

Wildlife needs room to roam

Wildlife needs room to roam

Just as you have made, or plan to make the journey to the Rockies, animals make long journeys to find food, mate and migrate. Wildlife need room to roam! Learn how you can help wildlife and wild places in this article, originally published in Where Rockies.

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