Yukon Conservation Society has educated, advocated and conducted
research on Yukon environmental issues since 1968.
Protect the Peel!
First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon Chapter (CPAWS Yukon) and the Yukon Conservation Society are launching a legal action to force the Yukon Government to implement a Land Use Plan that would protect 54,000 square kilometres of wilderness in northern Yukon’s Peel River Watershed. Read the press release here. And read the Statement of Claim here. Here is the Yukon Government Statement of Defence.
The Yukon Conservation Society and CPAWS - Yukon have developed a website devoted to protecting the peel - www.protectpeel.ca - it's worth a visit!!
There's also more Peel Watershed info on this website.
Avaaz.org has a great petition going to protect the Peel Watershed.
National Geographic has a great article on the Yukon, the Peel Watershed and the impacts of mining in the Feb 2014 issue. It can be found here!
Yukon Conservation Society Annual General Meeting
Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
302 Hawkins Street, Whitehorse, Yukon
Please RSVP your plans to attend so that we may ensure quorum (and seating). RSVP email@example.com or 668-5678. Refreshments will be served.
- The Magical Thread: Hey Kids! Take a Virtual Adventure at www.MagicalThread.com. The Magical Thread is an educational resource that teaches students (grade 4 – 6) about the magnificence of the natural world.
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- YCS acts as a public watchdog that works to ensure: environmental regulation of mining; forest management that reflects all forest values; energy efficiency and land use planning.
- The Society plays an important role in ensuring that wild lands representing Yukon’s biodiversity are adequately protected. For example, YCS was instrumental in securing the protection of the Tatshenshini and continues to work for the protection of ecologically significant areas.
- YCS produces research papers on such topics as forest planning, environmental assessment, mining and energy issues.
- Education Work: YCS has long been instrumental in promoting greater environmental awareness and understanding in the Yukon.
- We produce quality publications including environmental education handbooks, trail guides, nature appreciation booklets, and our quarterly Newsletter.
- We maintain a library of books and other resource materials relating to northern environmental isues. The library is open for public use.
This page was last updated (apart from the Twitter feed) March 5th, 2014
Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff