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.

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  • B.C. Protected Areas Research Forum 2022 | Nanaimo, B.C.

    British Columbia Protected Areas Research Forum will be in Nanaimo, B.C. on December 12-14, 2022. This gathering brings together researchers, advocates, managers, and community members…

    Monday, December 12, 2022 - Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Vancouver Island University
    900 Fifth Street
    Nanaimo, B.C.
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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 460 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

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$ 0 invested in conservation projects
0 partner groups have joined forces
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Latest news and updates

Everyone benefits when we save a species

Everyone benefits when we save a species

One of Y2Y’s 2020 Sarah Baker Memorial Award recipients has uncovered how, and why there’s a lack of accountability and transparency regarding mine reclamation in caribou habitat in northeastern B.C. — and what can be done.

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