Learning from a leader in conservation: Dr. Aerin Jacob

Learning from a leader in conservation: Dr. Aerin Jacob

Today, in her role as Y2Y’s conservation scientist, Dr. Aerin Jacob works with other scientists, decision-makers, and communities across the Yellowstone to Yukon region and beyond. Her journey as a leader in science and conservation did, however, start long before her time with Y2Y.

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Reconnecting grizzly bear groups

Reconnecting grizzly bear groups

When the Yellowstone to Yukon vision emerged in 1993 we all knew one of the biggest and most urgent tasks was to reconnect the isolated grizzly bear population in Yellowstone with its cousins to the north.

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Driving to common goals in Idaho’s lower Kootenai River Valley

Driving to common goals in Idaho’s lower Kootenai River Valley

In 2018, we awarded Rachel Ackerman a Sarah Baker Memorial Fund grant for her social science research in Idaho’s lower Kootenai River Valley. We caught up with her to learn more about her forward-thinking plan.  The Kootenai River is huge, impressive, and vital to people and wildlife in the basin who rely on its water….

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Exploring “questions worth asking” in Canada’s north

Exploring “questions worth asking” in Canada’s north

In 2018, we awarded Kirsten Reid a Sarah Baker Memorial Fund grant for her ambitious project in one of the wildest places on Earth — northern Canada’s Greater Mackenzie Mountains. Reid is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. We caught up with her to learn more about her…

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