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 460 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 2021, we are working with, or have worked with the following partners: 

Advocates for the West

Alberta Forestry and Parks

Alberta Wilderness Association


ArborVitae Environmental Services Ltd

ARC Solutions 

Art Board, The

BC Parks

BC Protected Areas Research Forum


Beazley, Karen

Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force

Bighorn Stoney Community

Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley

Black Rock Forest

Blood Tribe Land Management

Bow Valley Engage

Bozeman, City of

Bragg Creek Wild

Braided River

Brandeis University 

British Columbia Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp

Bull, Gary Q

Bureau of Land Management – Dillon Field Office

Canadian Mountain Network 

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

Castle Crown Wilderness Coalition

Center for Human-Wildlife Conflict Solutions (WildWise Yukon) 

Center for Large Landscape Conservation 

Central Idaho Public Lands Collaborative

Columbia Mountains Institute

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Conservation Northwest

Conservation Science Partners

Crown Managers Partnership

Crowsnest Conservation Society

DTM Consulting

Dena Kayeh Institute

DTM Consulting

Dunn, Megan

East Kananaskis-Ghost Coalition

Eastern Oregon Legacy Lands


Edwards, Hannah

Eliuk, Laura

emcreative Graphic Design

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Fiera Biological Consulting

FieldLab Films

Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Coalition

Fisher, Dr. Jason

Five Valleys Land Trust

Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation

Francis, Wendy 

Fraser Headwaters Alliance 

Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance 

Global Environment Media

Government of Northwest Territories

Government of Yukon

Great Burn Conservation Alliance

Greater Hells Canyon Council

Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Gregory Kehm Associates 

Grylloblatta Ecological Consulting

Gwen Bridge Consulting

Harmon, David

Harvard University

HawkWatch International

Heart of the Rockies Initiative

Henry’s Fork Wildlife Alliance

Heske, Edward

Heuer, Karsten 

Hossli, Walter

Hunter for BC

Idaho Conservation League

Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Idaho State University

Idaho Transportation Department

IISAAK OLAM Foundation

Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee

Island Press 

IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature 

J Bar L Ranches

Jamshidian, Dr. Soudeh

Kaniksu Land Trust

Keeley, Dr. Annika

Kelly Learned / Frank Planning Collaborative


La Companie des Taxi-Brousse

Lamb Ecological Research

Levesque, Paul


Livingstone Landowners Group

Lolo School District 7

Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group

Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Miistakis Institute for the Rockies 

Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship


Mitchell, Dr. Matthew

Montana Department of Transportation

Montanans for Safe Wildlife Passage

Moskowitz, David 

Mount Willett Wilderness Forever 


Nadeau, Moe

Nakoda AV Club

Natasia Designs

National Museum of Wildlife Art 

National Park Service 

National Parks Conservation Association

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Neighbours United

Network for Landscape Conservation

Nez Perce Tribe

Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland

Nikanese Wah tzee Stewardship Society

NC State University

Ohio State University

Old Growth Revylution

Organizing for Change

Ortiz, Dr. Pablo 

Pandion Institute

Parks Canada 

People and Carnivores

POW Canada 

POW Gals

Prickly Pear Land Trust

Province of British Columbia – Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

Reciprocal Consulting Inc.

Ruby Habitat Foundation

Ryerson University, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Salazar Center for North American Conservation

Salmon Valley Stewardship

Sam, Michele A.

Saulteau First Nations

Schepens, Gabe

Screaming Retriever Brewing Company

Seepanee Ecological Consulting

Selkirk Innovates

Sinohpah Wildlife Research Associates

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

Slocan Lake Stewardship Society

Smith Fellows – Society for Conservation Biology 

Stacy Elaine Communications

Sticks & Stones

Stump Kitchen

Teton Raptor Center

The Nature Conservancy 

The Howl Experience

The Wild Connection

The Wilderness Society

Theobald, Dave

Thomson, Jimmy

Training Resources for the Environmental Community  

Trout Unlimited

Trust for Public Land

University of Alberta

University of Calgary 

University of California, Berkeley

University of Idaho

University of Minnesota

University of Montana

University of Northern British Columbia

University of Pennsylvania

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative

US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Forest Service – Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

US Forest Service – Lolo National Forest

Utzig, Greg

Valhalla Wilderness Society 

Vancouver Island University

Vital Ground

Wapiti Studios

Waterton Biosphere Reserve 

West Moberly First Nations 

Western Environmental Law Center

Western Landowners Alliance

Western Transportation Institute – Montana State University

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 

Wild South

Wild Utah Project

Wild Virginia

Wilderness Committee 


WildWise Yukon 

Wilp Gwininitxw

Wired Impact

Wolverine Watch

Wyoming Wilderness Association

Yale University

Young Man, Alfred

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