Illustrates the principles-and the viability-of the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) conservation initiative. Essay contributors tell of their travels through the region and their experience of the land. They explain the need for Y2Y, based on new findings that reveal isolated nature sanctuaries to be a recipe for extinction. They set the Y2Y conservation program in context: a grand vision grounded on science; a practical plan that provides for economic as well as environmental sustainability; a blueprint designating critical wildlife habitat. Environmental conservation does not mean that humans must be excluded from the land, but we must act thoughtfully.
The text is accompanied by beautiful photographs of the landscapes and the wildlife of the Rocky Mountains from Yellowstone to the Yukon.