Better together 

There are few comparable efforts anywhere operating at the scale of Y2Y, and there are even fewer that engage in such widespread collaboration. 

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. Together, we knit together the landscape from one jurisdiction to the next. 

Everything Y2Y does, we do with our partners. Whether it is other conservation groups, local landowners, businesses, government agencies, Native Americans and First Nations, scientists, or others, partners are the force behind the Yellowstone to Yukon vision. 

Idaho mallard banding
A mallard is released after being banded for a collaborating project between Idaho Fish and Game and Y2Y in Idaho. Image: Scott Rulander

Our work proceeds because we work together.

Even when the idea of connecting this gigantic ecosystem that extends from Yellowstone to the Yukon was first described in 1993, those present knew that to achieve this goal required more than good science and boldness.

It depended on enlisting the passion and experience of those who already cared deeply about the region and who worked in and with dozens of grassroots groups — it depended on this network.

Since that first day, more than 450 partners have joined forces to advance this big, bold vision. We are grateful for the contributions from these conservation groups, local landowners, businesses, government agencies, donors and supporters, Indigenous communities, and scientists that have helped propel this vision to where it is today

Latest news and updates from our work with partners:


What our partners say

“One of the valuable things that Y2Y brings to the table is this shared vision for large-scale connection and conservation. It’s really important.”

— Adam Switalski, Science Program Director for Wildlands CPR

Partnership definition 

Y2Y partners are defined as any individuals or groups that have, in the previous two years: received financial support from Y2Y (for example, in the form of a Partner Grant); been contracted by Y2Y to undertake scientific research or other work; participated in the development or implementation of a collaborative conservation plan or project in one of our Priority Areas or expressed support for the Yellowstone to Yukon vision and identified themselves publicly as a Y2Y partner. 

Working with Y2Y in any of the ways listed above, or being identified as a Y2Y partner, should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the Y2Y organization. 

Curious to know who supports us? View our foundation, corporation and government supporters.  

Proud of our partners

Since 2019, we are working with, or have worked with the following partners: 

Alberta Environment and Parks

Alberta Parks

Alberta Wilderness Association

Albertans For A Coal Fee Southwest

ALCES 

Alex Popov Photography

American Bird Conservancy

American Forests

ArborVitae Environmental Services Ltd

ARC Solutions 

Arnold, Ben

B&A Planning Group

BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Banff Centre

Beckmann, Jon

Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force

Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council

Blood Tribe Land Management

Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center

Bow Valley Engage

Bragg Creek & Area Wildlife Corridor Initiative

Brandeis University 

British Columbia Conservation Foundation 

Bull, Gary Q

Bureau of Land Management – Dillon Field Office

Canadian Mountain Network 

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – National, BC, Yukon, Northern Alberta & Southern Alberta Chapters) 

Canadian River Expeditions

Carleton University 

Carnivore Coexistence Lab

Castle Crown Wilderness Coalition

Catchafire

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Human-Wildlife Conflict Solutions (WildWise Yukon) 

Center for Large Landscape Conservation 

Central Idaho Public Lands Collaborative

Chama Peak Land Alliance

COMPASS Science Outreach 

Conservation Fund

Conservation North 

Conservation Northwest

Cristina Mittermeier Photography 

Crowchield, Chief Lee

Crown Managers Partnership

Cube Iron Cataract Coalition

Defenders of Wildlife

Didier, Karl

Donihue, Ross 

Ducks Unlimited 

Duke University 

Ecojustice 

Eliuk, Laura

emcreative Graphic Design

Endangered Species Coalition

Fisher, Dr. Jason

Five Valleys Land Trust

Fowler, Ryan

Francis, Wendy 

Fraser Headwaters Alliance 

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

Frontier Forward 

Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance 

Glick, Daniel

Global Environment Media

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Grand Canyon Wildlands Council

Great Burn Conservation Alliance

Greater Hells Canyon Council

Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Greenpeace Canada 

Gregory Kehm Associates 

Grylloblatta Ecological Consulting

Gwen Bridge Consulting

Harvard University

Hawkins Creek Stewardship Committee 

Heart of the Rockies Initiative

Henry’s Fork Wildlife Alliance

Heuer, Karsten 

High Divide Collaborative

Highstead

Howie Garber Images

Idaho Conservation League

Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Idaho Transportation Department

Intermountain West Joint Venture

Island Press 

IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature 

Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation

Kaniksu Land Trust

Katherine Julia Begalke Graphic Design and Art Direction

Keeley, Dr. Annika

Kelly Learned / Frank Planning Collaborative

Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition

Kootenai River Network

Land Trust Alliance

Lamb Ecological Research

Livingstone Landowners Group

Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group

Mankowski Environmental

McGill University 

Miistakis Institute for the Rockies 

Miller, Kit

Mitchell, Dr. Matthew

Montana Bear Education Working Group

Montanans for Safe Wildlife Passage

Montana Wilderness Association

Moskowitz, David 

Mount Willett Wilderness Forever 

Mountain and Resort Town Planners Summit Steering Committee 

Musiani, Dr. Marco

Nakoda AV Club

Natasia Designs

National Museum of Wildlife Art 

National Parks Conservation Association

National Park Service

Nature Canada – Women For Nature 

Nature Conservancy of Canada 

Nature United

Network for Landscape Conservation

Nez Perce Tribe

Nicolas Dory Photography 

Nikanese Wah tzee Stewardship Society

Nordegg Community Association

North Columbia Environmental Society

Open Space Institute

Ortiz, Dr. Pablo 

Parks Canada – Banff National Park 

Parks Canada – National Office 

Pavkovich, Anthony

Peace Valley Landowner Association 

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

People and Carnivores 

Pew Charitable Trusts

Pink Mountain Biodiversity Initiative 

POW Gals

POW Canada

Province of British Columbia – Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Queens University 

Resource management Service LLC

Resources Law Group

Rocky Mountain Wild

Roeder Mah, Sasha 

Salazar Center

Salmon Valley Stewardship

Sarah E Consulting

Saulteau First Nations

Schepens, Gabe

Seepanee Ecological Consulting

Selkirk Conservation Alliance

Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Experiences (SOLE)

Sierra Club

Simon Fraser University 

Sinopah Wildlife Research Associates

Skadi Wilderness Adventures

Slocan Lake Stewardship Society

Smith Fellows – Society for Conservation Biology 

Society for Conservation Biology

Spokane Mountaineers

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Take a Stand for the Upper Highwood 

Texas A&M College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

The Humane Society of the United States

The Nature Conservancy 

The Trust for Public Land

The Wild Connection

The Wilderness Society

Theoret, Jessica

Tidelife Productions Ltd 

Tom Miner Basin Association 

Training Resources for the Environmental Community 

Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project 

Tristan Brand Photography 

Trout Unlimited

Two Countries, One Forest 

Universite de Sherbrooke 

University of British Columbia 

University of Calgary 

University of California, Berkeley

University of Montana

University of Northern British Columbia 

University of Victoria 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative

US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Forest Service – Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest

US Forest Service – Caribou-Targhee National Service

US Forest Service – Colville National Forest

US Forest Service – Kootenai National Forest

US Forest Service – Lolo National Forest

Valhalla Foundation for Ecology

Valhalla Wilderness Society 

Valley Advocates for Responsible Development

Waterton Biosphere Reserve 

West Kootenay Ecosociety 

West Moberly First Nations 

Western Environmental Law Center

Western Landowners Alliance

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 

Wild South

Wild Utah Project

Wild Virginia

Wilderness Committee 

Wildlands Network 

Wildlife Conservation Society 

Wildsight 

WildWise Yukon 

Williams, Peter

Wilfried Laurier University

Winter Wildlands Alliance

Wired Impact

Yale University 

Yukon Conservation Society 

Header photo: Allies gather and enjoy a meal following a trans-boundary strategy meeting at the U.S.-Canadian border, Jaime Rojo @iLCP