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The Casino Mine is a proposed large (by Yukon standards) copper-silver-gold-molybdenum project located roughly due west of Pelly Crossing and due south of Dawson City. As this project currently stands, the Yukon Conservation Society is utterly opposed to it. Read more here. _________________________________________________________________
Next Generation Hydro
Revised Next Gen Hydro article! Correcting a typo in our Next Gen Hydro article allowed us to further update the process and YCS's perspective on hydro. Please click here for a new and improved version.
Protect the Peel!
There is a joint press release from First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon Chapter (CPAWS Yukon) and the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) on this victory for the Peel Watershed.
However, the Yukon Government announced on Dec 30th, 2014, that they would appeal the Yukon Supreme Court Ruling. Here is a Dec 31st, 2014 press release regarding this development.
Here is some background information regarding the Peel Watershed:
launched a legal action to force the Yukon Government to implement a Land Use Plan that will protect 54,000 square kilometres of wilderness in northern Yukon’s Peel River Watershed.
The following are some of the legal documents filed with the Yukon Supreme Court.
This page was last updated (apart from the Twitter feed) April 28th, 2015
Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff