Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative strives to support people, all wildlife and natural systems in the region between the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Our mission

We connect and protect habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. Learn more about our vision and mission.

With your help

Y2Y was created to harness the passion and experience of groups and individuals, like you, who want to keep this magnificent mountain landscape healthy and intact. Together, we are making this vision possible. You can help!

When it all started

Since the Yellowstone to Yukon vision took hold in 1993, more than  450 partner groups have joined forces to connect and protect this stunning landscape so people and nature can thrive. Our collective impact and progress over the past 25 years is astounding. Learn more about our history.

We’re transparent and accountable

As an environmental non-government organization, Y2Y operates as a registered 501 (c)(3) organization (#81-0535303) in the United States, as a Canadian Charity (#86430 1841 RR0001), and as an Alberta Society (#509093118). Learn more about how your donations are used and who supports us financially.

How we work

Y2Y’s role is to set the context for regional conservation work by providing the vision for a healthy Yellowstone to Yukon landscape, and to bring partners together to achieve as a network what none of us can accomplish alone. Using a multi-pronged approach, we undertake a variety of projects set within eight themes.

Where we work

The Yellowstone to Yukon region stretches 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to Canada’s Yukon. It spans five American states, two Canadian provinces, two Canadian territories, and the traditional territories of at least 75 Indigenous groups.  

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