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Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam

Yellowstone to Yukon is not only a feast for the eye ...
but a challenge to those of us who live in a not-yet-used-up 
corner of the planet.
 — Joel Connelly, Seattle Post Intelligencer

Healthy ecosystems are connected ecosystems. Stretching nearly 2,000 miles from Yellowstone National Park, up the spine of the Rocky Mountains, and through the Yukon is one of the world’s last fully functioning mountain ecosystems. A plan to link the existing parks with connected corridors throughout the region highlights the importance of these vital passageways that wildlife depend on for survival.

German-born photographer Florian Schulz documents in full color the ambitious effort to preserve this ecosystem. His striking photographs tell the story of the stunning wilderness and wildlife at stake, and also of the human challenges and champions that exist — from roads, sprawl, and mining threats, to peaceful coexistence with ranchers, recreationalists, and sustainable industrial practices.

Schulz first came to America with the dream of seeing true wilderness. After encountering a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park, he gave up his biology studies to become a wildlife photographer. The work in this exhibit represents more than ten years of documenting the North American wilderness.

Book available for purchase: A full-color, 195-page book of the same title accompanies the exhibition.

Yellowstone to Yukon was organized by the Burke Museum and Braided River, a branch of The Mountaineers Books, in collaboration with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Read more about Yellowstone to Yukon

Itinerary and Availability Information

Exhibit Specifications:


41 framed color photographs

(14 panoramas; 27 traditional format), text panels, and captions

Participation Fee

Contact Mark R. Hand at (206) 616-0268 or e-mail at mrhand@u.washington.edu


Companion book available for purchase from The Mountaineers Books

Educational and programming resources

Public relations support including digital press releases, images, and logos; digital graphic templates of promotional materials; and advice on promoting the show


Minimum of 225 running feet (69 meters)




1,400 pounds




Inbound shipping

Dramatic images captivate visitors at the Yellowstone to Yukon exhibit.
Visitors learn about wildlife corridors at the Yellowstone to Yukon exhibit.
Florian Schulz, exhibit photographer, engages visitors at the Yellowstone to Yukon exhibit.

Exhibit Support and Registrarial Requirements

Exhibition Support
As a host of Yellowstone to Yukon, you will receive the following:

  • Complete registrarial information
  • Complete shipping, handling, and installation instructions
  • Public relations support in the form of digital press releases, images, and logos; digital graphic templates of promotional materials; and advice on promoting the show
  • Educational and programming resources

Registrarial Requirements
This exhibition has been designated Moderate Security. It contains wall-hung elements consisting of 41 framed color photographic prints, text panels, and labels. In order to be hung in 225 running feet, multiple prints will need to be double hung.


  • Venues must have a limited-access gallery of sufficient area and wall space to accommodate the exhibition. An open mall, hallway, or lounge area is not acceptable.
  • Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited in the exhibition area, exhibitor receiving, and staging spaces.
  • No part of the exhibition may be stored, crated, or moved off the premises without prior authorization from the Burke Museum. Empty crates for all exhibit contents must be stored in secured, pest-free, and fire-protected storage.


  • Trained professional guards and/or personnel must be present in sufficient numbers to protect the exhibition adequately throughout the time it is on site (during truck off-loading, unpacking, installation, deinstallation, repacking, and truck loading) and on view.
  • The exhibition area must be locked and secured during closed hours. Alarms and/or guards during closed hours are preferred but not required.
  • Functioning fire-prevention systems and other fire-protection devices that meet local ordinances must be available in the exhibition, staging, and storage spaces.

Environmental Controls

  • The exhibition, staging, and storage areas should have a temperature range of 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity range of 40-60% relative humidity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Venues without an HVAC system will need to provide climate data that reports consistent environmental conditions.
  • The venue must have environmental recording equipment (hygrothermographs or dataloggers) in the exhibition, staging, and storage areas. A member of the collections management or registration staff must make routine checks of the exhibition.
  • There must be no direct sunlight in the exhibition, staging, or storage areas. It should be diffused or eliminated. Light levels must be limited to 20 foot-candles. Light must be filtered for UV.

Exhibition Care

  • Handling of all exhibit contents during unpacking, installation, deinstallation, and repacking must be done by curatorial, registrarial, or by other trained and experienced museum professionals.
  • The exhibition may contain crates weighing up to 400 pounds. Venues will need to have the facility and staff or the ability to hire skilled personnel for crate delivery and movement.
  • The exhibition contents must be left in their crates for 24 hours before unpacking.

For more information, please contact:
Mark R. Hand
Traveling Exhibits Coordinator
Phone: 206-616-0268
E-mail: mrhand@u.washington.edu