Large-scale land conservation acts as an antidote to climate change and biodiversity loss by connecting and conserving large landscapes. Y2Y’s unique approach reverses habitat loss, prevents habitat fragmentation, and restores natural resilience to climate change. These nature-based strategies are at the scale and pace needed to help people and wildlife adapt to these challenges.
Many studies show animals and plants are changing their habitats and behaviors due to the warming climate caused by human activity. Beyond just creating parks, Y2Y also connects landscapes, waters, forests, and habitats together. This big picture vision is the best way to protect wildlife from the effects of climate change and give them the space they need to move to new places for shelter, families, and food.
This is why Y2Y is coming together with a massive coalition of diverse communities to ensure creative and critical solutions that bring sustainable change for this unique region of North America.
how we work
We advance our work using best available information and ensuring a supporting policy framework, from global to national and regional to local. With the support of science and Indigenous knowledge, we collaborate with and empower communities and decision-makers to create impact across the Yellowstone to Yukon region.
At the center of this work is the recognition that all our efforts take place on Indigenous lands and, therefore, we must engage respectfully with Indigenous governments, people, and organizations.
We are committed to uplifting their efforts and perspectives on habitat restoration, landscape protection and connection, and community stewardship.