Stretching over 2,000 miles, the Yellowstone to Yukon ecoregion is a worldwide model for large landscape conservation. From Yellowstone National Park in the south, the ecoregion follows the spine of the continent north to the Yukon where the mountainous corridor spills out onto the Arctic plains.
The region includes conservation in five priority regions: Crown of the Continent. Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Inland Temperate Rainforest, Salmon-Selway / Hells Canyon Ecosystems and Y2Y Far North.
Our goal is to achieve landscape-scale connectivity and climate resilience by protecting and connecting wildlife and wildlands across the region. We support collaborative community-based efforts that sustain biodiversity, landscape connectivity, climate resilience and sustainable communities. Wilburforce supports efforts that enhance collaboration among diverse partners, produces conservation science research to inform policy, and builds partner capacity across our geography. In BC and the Yukon, Wilburforce focuses on Indigenous-led lands/wildlife conservation and stewardship. We support connections between grantees across Wilburforce geographies and disciplines to build more powerful strategies, share learning, and connect campaigns.
For more information about these regions, please see our Priority Region Map.