Y2Y protects core habitats, keeps these habitats connected, and inspires others to engage in similar work. We are currently working on dozens of projects with some 255 partners and, depending on the project needs, assume the role that is needed, from leading or partnering on a campaign to supporting local groups that are effectively realizing the Yellowstone to Yukon vision on the ground. Some of our top initiatives include:
From B.C.’s Wild Harts, Columbia Headwaters and the Flathead, to Alberta’s Eastern Slopes, Y2Y is focused on protecting habitat that is essential for caribou, grizzly bears, wolverines and even pollinators like bees. These areas also supply millions of people with their drinking water.
Y2Y is working with transportation departments in Alberta, B.C., Idaho and Montana to add to the over- and underpasses across busy highways in the Y2Y region, to create safe passage for wildlife and people. Y2Y is also securing wildlife corridors by helping to purchase critical private land parcels, often adjacent to roads.
Mountain caribou and wolverine populations across the Y2Y region are declining drastically. We must take swift action to help them. Y2Y is working to protect their habitat and supporting scientific studies to learn where and how human activities are affecting these iconic animals.
With our partners, Y2Y is working to ensure communities living alongside wildlife have the tools and skills to share space and reduce conflict. From supporting ‘Bear-Aware’ education, to programs aimed at securing food sources that may attract wildlife with tools like electric fencing, we are helping people and nature thrive.