Partner With Us - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

partner with us

Everything Y2Y does, we do with our partners. Whether they are other conservation groups, local landowners, businesses, government agencies, Indigenous communities and governments, scientists, or others, partners are the force behind our vision. Since 1993, more than 735 partners have furthered our mission through proven solutions that have a tangible impact for wildlife, people, and wild places.

a step ahead for “America’s wildlife highway”

Y2Y celebrated news that Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have received federal funding to continue wildlife connectivity work on U.S. Route 93 in Montana.

partner grants

Y2Y provides small grants to fund projects and annually invests in groups that further our mission. These on-the-ground projects complement the efforts of Y2Y and mobilize work and research that we wouldn’t be able to do on our own.

Apply for the 2024 grant cycle now

Since 1998, Y2Y has invested in grassroots organizations and other groups through our annual partner grants program.  These on-the-ground projects complement the efforts of Y2Y and mobilize work that we wouldn’t be able to do on our own.

The Y2Y Partner Grants program is made possible through the generous support of the Woodcock Foundation. Y2Y also thanks those individuals who choose to direct their personal donations to the partner grants program.

For more information on the request for proposal, application process, and grant requirements, please download the following documents:

Completed applications should be submitted to Scott Brennan at scott (at) y2y (dot) net by 11:59 pm Mountain Time, February 21, 2024.

Key deadlines:

Request for proposals: January 23, 2024
Application deadline: February 21, 2024, 11:59 pm Mountain Time
Notification of decisions: March 13, 2024
Final reports due: November 30, 2024

grant recipients

Braided River
Big River: A Living Columbia River For All – $10,000

Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley
‘How to be WildSmart’ Online Training Course and Community Toolkit – $5,000

Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp
Peigan Friends Along the River 33 Annual Fish Rescue – $5,000

Jimmy Thomson
Tear Up the Roads to Save Wildlife – $5,000

Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group
Beaver Creek Habitat Enhancement – $5,000

Neighbours United
Changing the Forestry conversation – $5,000

Pandion Institute
Saqáanma School TEK education support – $5,000

Ruby Habitat Foundation
Wildlife Speaker Series of Southwest MT – $5,000

The Howl Experience
Increasing Youth Connectivity – $5,000

Western Transportation Institute – Montana State University
Promoting effective wildlife crossing structures for grizzly bears – $5,000

Wyoming Wilderness Association
Bridger-Teton InterTribal Symposium – $5,000

Bighorn Stoney Community
Bighorn Stoney Signage Project – $5,000

Bow Valley Engage
Canmore Conservation Fund Poll – $5,000

CPAWS Northern Alberta Chapter
Exploring conservation measures in the Coal Branch PLUZ/Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park Region – $5,000

Y2Y Overflight: flight over the Blackfeet Nation’s Buffalo Restoration Project to support their tribal conservation work with their bison herd and Chief Mountain – $2,500

Fraser Headwaters Alliance
Upgrade of the Historical Goat River Trail – $3,000

Great Burn Conservation Alliance
Protecting the Bitterroot Recovery – $5,000

J Bar L Ranches
Minimizing Grizzly Bear and Livestock Conflict in the West Fork of the Madison – $2,500

Lamb Ecological Research
Elk Valley Carnivore Coexistence – $3,000

Nakoda AV Club
“I’m not lost, you are” – $5,000

Pandion Institute
Building Capacity for Indigenous-led learning with Land – $5,000

Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association
Identifying and Improving Migratory Corridors for Trumpeter Swans on Private Lands in Waterton Biosphere Reserve – $5,000

Wildsight Creston Valley
Corridor Preservation in the Creston Valley – $3,500

Wildsight Golden
Golden West Bench Recreation Ecology Study –Phase 2 – $3,000

Wildwise Yukon
Bear Awareness and Safety Outreach Program – $2,500

Blood Tribe Land Management
Blackfoot Ecological Knowledge project – $5000

Bragg Creek Wild
Bragg Creek and Area Wildlife Corridor – $4950

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Yukon Chapter
Training for Ross River Dena Council Land Guardians – $4000

David Moskowitz
The Fisher Project – $5,000

Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance
Support for core conservation projects – $4,350

Great Burn Conservation Alliance
Protecting the Bitterroot Recovery – $2,500

Henrys Fork Wildlife Alliance
Building Volunteer Power to Protect & Conserve Wildlife – $1,000

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
The Selkirk Grizzly Bear Education and Law Enforcement Project – $4,650

Lamb Ecological Research
Elk Valley Carnivore Coexistence – $3500

Livingstone Landowners Group
You Don’t Miss Your Water ’Til the Creek Runs Dry – $5,000

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Linking Landscapes: Monitoring Wildlife in the Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor – $5,000

Outdoor Recreation Coalition of Alberta Society
Voices for Quiet Recreation (QR) – Building capacity for QR input to the Trails Act and Crown Lands Vision processes – $5,000

People and Carnivores
Grizzly Bear Conservation on the Flathead Reservation – $2,500

Protect Our Winters Canada
Protecting the Ancient Giants: The Search for Uncharted Old Growth Forests in Interior British Columbia – $2,500

The Wild Connection
Campaign to stop the Zincton All Season Resort proposal, and initiate a Provincial modernized land use planning project in the New Denver – Kaslo corridor. – $2,500

Wildsight Golden
Golden West Bench Recreation Ecology Study – Phase 2 – $2,500

WildWise Yukon (Centre for Human-Wildlife Conflict Solutions)
Our Encounters with Bears: stories of sharing the landscape with bears – $2500

Review an archive of Y2Y partner grants from 2012-2020.