Recognizing the threats causing biodiversity loss throughout the world, Y2Y is inspired by a vision of an interconnected system of wild lands and waters stretching from Yellowstone to Yukon, harmonizing the needs of people with those of nature. Y2Y’s mission is to connect and protect Rocky Mountain habitat from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to the mountains of northern Yukon so that people and nature can thrive. This vision is guided by conservation strategies that marry leading-edge research with on-the-ground action. Y2Y carries out their work collaboratively with partners across the region, including environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs), government agencies, First Nations/Native American tribes, researchers, foundations, and businesses.
Y2Y uses its conservation strategies to identify Priority Areas - places within the Yellowstone to Yukon region that are either core wildlife habitat areas or large-scale corridors connecting core areas. They examine threats, opportunities, and capacities in these Priority Areas to determine where to focus efforts.
Priority will be given to projects that most contribute to the Y2Y Vision:
Additional Geographic Information:For a map of the Yellowstone to Yukon Region, see: