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.
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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.
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) June 22nd, 2015
Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff