Y2Y’s goal is to maintain and sustain the Yellowstone to Yukon eco-region in a way that allows wilderness, wildlife, native plants and natural processes to function as an interconnected web of life.

Grantee Profile

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2YCI) was founded in 1997 as a joint Canada-U.S. nonprofit in order to restore and maintain the natural heritage of the Yellowstone to Yukon region and the quality of life it offers. It is the only organization working to secure the long-term ecological health of that entire region, and does so using a scientific approach that highlights local issues within the region. It is now a network of organizations, institutions, foundations, and conservation-minded individuals who have recognized the value of collaborating to promote the Y2Y mission.

About Our Grants

In 2016, the Woodcock Foundation awarded Y2Y $315,000— for general operating costs, consultant work, and the Strategic Fund, which houses funds Y2Y re-grants for projects being carried out by other local organizations working within its priority areas. In addition, Woodcock’s grant will support the hiring of a Highway Connectivity Project Coordinator, who will guide the organization’s wildlife mitigation projects. This grant will support Y2Y’s continued efforts to protect the largest intact mountain ecosystem in the world.