Website Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y)

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About the Organization

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 more than 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

Y2Y is seeking a Yukon Territory Conservation Specialist. This position is responsible for building the relationships and implementing the strategies required for Y2Y to effectively support all governments (Indigenous, Yukon, Canada) achieving the recently announced goal of protecting or conserving an additional 6 percent of the Yukon Territory to reach a total of 25 percent landscape protection by 2025.

Specifically, this position will be responsible for contributing to 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:

  • Identify opportunities for Y2Y to support Indigenous-led conservation in the Yukon in a way that helps achieve the Yukon Territory’s recent 25 by 25 commitment;
  • Support Y2Y’s work to serve as an effective and supportive partner in the Yukon;
  • Help tell inspiring stories about Indigenous-led conservation in the Yukon in a way that furthers these efforts in the Yukon and beyond;
  • Develop a plan and associated program of work to guide Y2Y’s work in the Yukon through 2030.

The location for this position is flexible but must be within the Yukon Territory. This individual will report to the Director of Landscape Protection and will support Y2Y’s work to ensure wide-ranging wildlife have sufficient core habitat.

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