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Free Guided Interpretive Nature Hikes start soon (the 2015 hikes start June 13th and run until Aug 22nd NOTE: no hikes on Wed July 1st Canada Day). You are invited to participate in our annual FREE Kid Ed-Venture Program. There's special theme hikes as well.



McIntyre Creek BioBlitz!

What is a Bioblitz? A Bioblitz is a period of focused biological surveys geared to volunteers, families, students and the general community. In our case, this will be a two-day event. The Bioblitz will include 6 different study groups: (1) birds (2) mammals (3) bees and butterflies (4) fish (5) plants and (6) stream bugs.


Learn more by clicking here.


Interested in learning from energy conservation and generation champions in Whitehorse? Visit the Yukon's Energy Solutions website to learn more.



Casino Mine

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.


Protect the Peel!

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.

...and here is the executive summary of the Berger opinion of the compensation of owners of mineral claims.

to the Peel legal case!

There is a an entire website devoted to protecting the peel - www.protectpeel.ca - it's worth a visit!! There's also more Peel Watershed info on this website.


This page was last updated (apart from the Twitter feed) June 22nd, 2015

Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff