Harvey Locke "grew up in southern Alberta. His family, among the area's earliest European settlers, has been in Bow Valley for seven generations. Locke first visited Yellowstone in 1979 and knew intuitively there was a connection between it and the Canadian Rockies. This interest led him to help create the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, for which he now serves as strategic advisor. He also serves as program advisor to Tides Canada Foundation; senior advisor, conservation, to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society; advisor to the Canadian Boreal Initiative; director emeritus of the Wildlands Project; member of the World Commission on Protected Areas; member of the executive committee of the Eighth World Wilderness Congress; and trustee of the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation. In 1999, Time Canada named him one of Canada's leaders for the twenty-first century.
"Locke contributed "Y2Y Today: Where We Are and Where We Go from Here"—with Gary Tabor—to Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam (Braided River, 2005)." 
- Vice President for Conservation Strategy, WILD Foundation (since 2009) 
- Steering Committee, Nature Needs Half