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Thank You Karsten!

After two years at the Y2Y helm, Karsten Heuer is stepping down from his role as president.

After two years at the Y2Y helm, Karsten Heuer is stepping down from his role as President.

The entire team at Y2Y thanks Karsten for his hard work and dedication during his time as leader. However, it’s not a permanent farewell, as he will continue to be involved in a number of projects that further the Yellowstone to Yukon vision, including protecting wildlife corridors around his hometown of Canmore, Alberta.

From right to left: Karsten in the field with Rob Buffler, Ric Hauer and Harvey Locke.

Long before taking over as Y2Y’s president in 2013, Karsten was already devoting much of his time to following some of North America’s most endangered animals on foot, canoe and skis.

As a wildlife biologist, he logged countless hours in the field, studying the effects of human activities on wildlife, and as a volunteer, he participated in the project that tracked Pluie—a radio-collared wolf that trekked thousands of miles across western Northern America and helped inspire the Yellowstone to Yukon vision.

As Y2Y’s president, Karsten brought many skills to the table, but perhaps most admirable is his ability to lead by example. Karsten will be missed in the office but we are thankful that he will remain engaged with Y2Y in many ways in the future, and continue to be a great advocate for the Yellowstone to Yukon vision.

Karsten during his time as park warden, in Banff National Park.
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