20th Anniversary Celebration
Twenty years ago the Yellowstone to Yukon vision was officially conceived. Scientists and conservationists alike agreed that modern conservation needed a shift in thinking from protecting isolated parks to linking protected areas together at a continental scale.
Since that day Y2Y has grown from an idea to a recognized global model that reconciles the needs of nature with the needs of humanity.
And for good reason; Y2Y, along with 300 or more partners, have made significant advances to protecting and connecting habitat from Yellowstone to the Yukon:
• Some 30 Y2Y technical research studies help provide the scientific rationale to guide conservation work throughout this region,
• Lands managed for conservation have doubled from 10% to 20%, and include 460,000 ac (186,155 ha) of private lands that were purchased to secure key wildlife movement routes,
• And more than 600 mi (1,000 km) of highway and railway are, or are in process of being made, wildlife friendly, to name but a few milestones.