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.
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:
- Bringing wilderness back in Slocan Valley’s Snk’mip Marsh Sanctuary
- Indigenous Peoples leading the way on conservation in the Yellowstone to Yukon region and beyond
- Seeing solutions for human-bear conflict in Yukon
- Living better near bears: Improving life in Montana communities
- Keeping toads off roads
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
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.
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Proud of our partners
Since 2016, we are working with, or have worked with the following partners:
Grylloblatta Ecological Consulting
Hawkins Creek Stewardship Committee
Keeley, Dr. Annika
Mapping the Wolverine Way Project
Mountain and Resort Town Planners Summit Steering Committee
Nikanese Wah tzee Stewardship Society
Northern Focus Creative
Peace Valley Landowner Association
Pink Mountain Biodiversity Initiative
Roeder Mah, Sasha
Seepanee Ecological Consulting
Tidelife Productions Ltd
Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative
West Kootenay Coalition for Jumbo Wild
Header photo: Allies gather and enjoy a meal following a trans-boundary strategy meeting at the U.S.-Canadian border, Jaime Rojo @iLCP