Website Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y)

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About the Organization

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization with a mission to connect and protect wildlife habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. We are the only organization dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of this entire region. We take a scientific and collaborative approach to conservation and highlight and focus on local issues that affect the region. Since 1993, Y2Y has worked with >460 partners to stitch together this landscape, including scientists, conservation groups, landowners, businesses, government agencies as well as Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Native American). For more information, please visit

Position Description

Yellowstone to Yukon is seeking a senior professional to be their next Director of Landscape Connectivity. This position is responsible for ensuing key functional wildlife corridors connect core habitats within priority areas of the Y2Y landscape. This position leads our work to ensure functional wildlife corridors maintain, enhance and restore ecological connectivity among and between protected areas where a) connectivity is already compromised; b) activities threaten to sever existing connectivity and/or c) that are key to connecting core areas and supporting resilience to climate change. All of our work is highly collaborative and requires working from local to regional scales and on key national and global enabling policies.

Specifically, this position will be responsible for leading the following bodies of work in a way that is consistent with Y2Y’s theory of change, principles for engaging with indigenous people and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Advance voluntary private land conservation in key corridors that matter at the Y2Y scale
  • Advance wildlife crossing structures across the busiest roads in the Yellowstone to Yukon region
  • Ensure management of public lands outside of protected areas in key corridors maintains or enhances connectivity and key public lands have management policies/practices in place to support connectivity

The location for this position is flexible and places within a short drive of an airport in the Idaho or Montana portion of the Y2Y landscape are preferred. This individual will report to the Senior Conservation Program Director and will assume primary oversight of Y2Y’s landscape connectivity and wildlife corridor work, including private land conservation and transportation infrastructure mitigation projects. As such, this person will be responsible for directing this program, leading a team of professionals and supporting planning, implementation and management of relevant projects and programs that advance the Y2Y vision and deliver on the relevant portions of the strategic plan.

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