Lynx are one of the elusive creatures that call Idaho_s Scotchman Peaks home

Y2Y e-newsletter - February 2017

The start of a new year always brings change. 

Today I'd like to focus on positive changes; changes to the Yellowstone to Yukon region that your support has helped make possible.

Two important steps forward toward increased land protection in the northern United States have Y2Y cheering: Montana's Badger-Two Medicine and Idaho's Scotchman Peaks proposed wilderness area.

There's also the promise that the Peel Watershed in the Yukon will receive the protection science say it needs to sustain its wildlife.  

Finally, late in January, some news from Alberta as the ecological powerhouse Castle region garnered provincial protection, including the phase-out of off-highway vehicles.

We have had much to cheer about recently. I'm thankful you've been there with us, raising your voice and fighting when called upon. We can't wait to work through 2017 as we started - strong.

Thank you for being a part of the Yellowstone to Yukon vision.

Y2Y_s Jodi Hilty
Warmest regards,
Jodi Hilty, PhD
President and Chief Scientist

P.S. Look for the February issue of Canadian Geographic out on newsstands now. There's an eight-page profile of Y2Y.
Conservation gains in Montana_s Badger-Two Medicine
Conservation gains in Montana's Badger-Two Medicine

Montana's Badger-Two Medicine is free of the threat of oil and gas drilling for the first time in more than 30 years.
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The Peel Watershed is seven times the size of Yellowstone National Park
Promise for the Peel

Recently a historic change occurred in Canada's Yukon Territory, one that promises to protect one of North America's most ecologically important and pristine landscapes, the Peel Watershed.

The Castle is a bountiful_ productive - and fragile - landscape.
Alberta's Government prioritizes conservation of Castle 

As its name suggests, the Castle region is a powerhouse on an ecological scale. It's one of the area's most bountiful, productive - and fragile - landscapes. 

Mountain goats are a symbol of Scotchman Peaks. Hidden gem in Idaho attracts attention, support

On the border between northern Idaho and western Montana exists a special place.  Known as Scotchman Peaks, this rugged, roadless landscape is packed with alpine vistas and cedar-filled valleys, native plants and clear streams.

Upcoming Events
March 2 in Banff: 
Nature Needs Half
Join conservationist, writer and photographer Harvey Locke for an inspiring discussion on how the Bow Valley fits within global conservation goals.
Admission: Free | Event info

March 14 in Montreal:   Making the Case for Large Landscape Conservation
Jodi Hilty will discuss the importance of large landscape conservation in North America as part of the McGill University School of Environment speaker series. 
Admission: Free | Event info

March 29 in Banff:  Y2Y+Whyte Speaker Series
Join Douglas Chadwick, wildlife biologist, writer and raconteur for an illuminating evening as he talks about his work with Gobi grizzlies and more. 
Admission: $10 | Event info

Photo credits from top:
Banner: Phil Hough, Friends of Scotchman Peaks; Donate image: Stephen Legault;
Badger-Two Medicine: Stephen Legault ; Peel Watershed: Peter Mather ;  
Castle Parks: Stephen Legault; Goat: Phil Hough/Friends of Scotchman Peaks.

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative 

200-1350 Railway Ave
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
T1W 1P6

P.O. Box 157
Bozeman, MT, 59771-0157

1.800.966.7920 |

Y2Y is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization (#81-0535303) in the United States, a Canadian Charity (#86430 1841 RR0001), and an Alberta Society (#509093118). We are committed to transparency and accountability.