Promoting the Vision
|Y2Y SPREADS OUR VISION for a connected Yellowstone to Yukon landscape via our ever-growing networks.|
(Watch this 8-minute video highlighting the various projects that help realize the Yellowstone to Yukon vision.)
When united by shared values and a common goal, people can achieve anything; they have the power to transform an idea into a movement. The Yellowstone to Yukon region is important to the millions of visitors exploring its exquisite wild spaces, the millions of people who depend on the safe water, clean air and natural systems it provides as well as the more than 2 million people living within or adjacent to it. Educating residents and visitors about the value of the Yellowstone to Yukon region and harnessing their energy to protect it is one of the best ways to safeguard it.
THREATMuch of the Yellowstone to Yukon region is under pressure from intense industrial development. Many government policies give priority to industrial use over protection resulting in additional roads, housing developments and unsustainable forestry practices. With more people than ever living in urban areas, there is a risk that many people are less connected to nature and will not understand the value of wild spaces, the need to recreate in such a way that respects nature, or the need to protect it.
WHAT Y2Y IS DOINGY2Y strives to inspire communities to care for the natural world; to teach them how to live with nature rather than against it; and most importantly, inspire citizens to protect it. Millions have been moved by the countless print, art, film and book projects that highlight the beauty of the Yellowstone to Yukon region and its need for protection. These include: the Yellowstone to Yukon: Journey for Wildlife and Art Exhibit, Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam book and photography exhibit by Florian Schulz, Karsten Heuer’s 1997/98 hike through the entire Yellowstone to Yukon corridor and more.
GOALS & CURRENT PROJECTS
- Foster and support a cadre of Y2Y Ambassadors, such as fiber artist Doris Florig, who use a variety of media to tell stories about the Yellowstone to Yukon region to diverse audiences.
- Present Y2Y’s work and results to professional meetings and conferences, such as the North American Congress on Conservation Biology, the World Parks Congress, and the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation.
- Present the Yellowstone to Yukon vision to interested groups, communities, classes and more.
- Increase our exposure to key decision-makers through the media.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Request a Y2Y Presentation: Would your group, conference, class, film or project benefit from a presentation on the Yellowstone to Yukon vision? Click here to request a presentation.
Become An Ambassador: Use your natural talent to share the Yellowstone to Yukon vision with your community through art, story-telling, photography and more. Click here to inquire.
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