Partners & Supporters - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Idaho mallard banding

partners & supporters

A mallard is released after being banded for a collaborating project between Idaho Fish and Game and Y2Y in Idaho. Image: Scott Rulander

Y2Y’s role is to provide 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. Everything Y2Y does, we do with our partners. Whether it is other conservation groups, local landowners, businesses, government agencies, Indigenous Peoples, scientists, or others, partners are the force behind the Yellowstone to Yukon vision. Together, we protect this landscape at the scale that nature demands.

I am keen to continue working with Y2Y to advance science and policy that safeguard wildlife and ecosystems for future generations.

Mateen Hessami, wildlife ecologist and Y2Y partner

our partners

Y2Y partners are defined as any individuals or groups that have, in the previous two years: received financial support from Y2Y; 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. Since 2021, we’re proud to have the following partners:

Advocates for the West

Alberta Wilderness Association


ArborVitae Environmental Services Ltd

ARC Solutions

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

Crown Managers Partnership

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

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


Livingstone Landowners Group

Lolo School District 7

Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group

Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Miistakis Institute for the Rockies

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

Screaming Retriever Brewing Company

Seepanee Ecological Consulting

Selkirk Innovates

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

Slocan Lake Stewardship Society

Smith Fellows – Society for Conservation Biology

Sticks & Stones

Stump Kitchen

Teton Raptor Center

The Nature Conservancy

The Howl Experience

The Wild Connection

The Wilderness Society

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 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

foundation, corporate, and government supporters

Support from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals is critical to Y2Y’s success. Without these gifts, our vision for a healthy and connected Yellowstone to Yukon region would be impossible to achieve. We’re proud of this support. Below is a list of donor-advised funds, individuals, family foundations, and corporate and grant funders who have gifted more than $1,000 in support of conservation goals in the U.S. and/or Canada:

The Alben F. Bates and Clara G. Bates Foundation

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

The Alpine Club of Canada

Animal Welfare Institute

Anonymous donor advised fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

Banff Canmore Community Foundation

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Bergmann and Filakosky Donor Advised Fund

Bunting Family Foundation

Calgary Foundation

The Chawkers Foundation

The Cinnabar Foundation

Consecon Foundation

The Conservation Alliance

Cross Charitable Foundation

The Crown Goodman Family

Don and Joan Stanley Family Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation

The Donald Slavik Family Foundation

The Donner Canadian Foundation

Eleanor and Fred Winston – The Longview Foundation

Ernest J. Abele Fund of the Columbus Foundation

Fall Line Initiatives Fund at Calgary Foundation

Fanwood Foundation

Franklin Philanthropic Foundation

Fredrick Prahl and Karen Skjei

Gencon Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Government of Alberta Community Initiatives Program

Greg Cote and Nancy Rourke

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

Harvey Locke Conservation Inc.

Head and Heart Foundation

The Henry and Susan Rose Family Fund

House Family Foundation

Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Jeff and Jacqueline Miller

Joe Albright and Marcia Kunstel Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole

John A. Mills and Susan K. Mills Charitable Fund

The Kendeda Fund

The Laura L. Tiberti Charitable Foundation

Lolo National Forest, Northern Region, USDA Forest Service

Mactaggart Third Fund

Maine Beer Company

Mary and Charles Sethness Charitable Foundation

Mastercard Foundation

Merrill Chester Gregg and Josh Gregg

Michael Olshavsky

Missy Mayfield, Spotted Mutt Fund

The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas


National Forest Foundation

The New York Community Trust

October Hill Foundation Inc.

Onwardup Sales and Marketing, Ltd.

The Otis Booth Foundation

Palmer Family Foundation

Parks Canada Agency

Peter H. Bachman and Janet Rice Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Pumpkin Hill Foundation

Ravenswood Charitable Foundation

RBC Foundation

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

Rebecca Patton and Tom Goodrich

Robert and Michele Keith

Robert S. Hunter Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable

The Round Barn at Twin Bridges

Ruby Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation

Sanders County Resource Advisory Committee

Screaming Retriever Brewing Company

The Sitka Foundation

Stephanie and Andrew Towell

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Turner Foundation, Inc.

Vancouver Foundation

The Volgenau Foundation

Weeden Foundation

Weston Family Foundation

Wilburforce Foundation

Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund, Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Winkler Family Foundation

Woodcock Foundation