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Yukon Conservation Society AGM
302 Hawkins Street, Whitehorse
Tue March 29th 5:30pm

For more details contact Julia at ycsoutreach@ycs.yk.ca. The upcoming AGM is an opportunity to nominate new members to the volunteer board. If you would like to nominate someone, or are interested in joining the YCS board yourself, now is the time. Any nominations should be submitted to YCS by Tuesday March 22, 2015 – please include the nominee’s contact information and a short bio. Feel free to contact YCS if you are interested in finding out more about the roles and responsibilities of board members.


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.



The Yukon Conservation Society hosted a Hydro Alternatives Workshop on September 30 to showcase smart hydroelectricity projects in our region, share information about a potential new form of hydropower for the Yukon, and discuss the environmental impacts of big hydro.

YCS does not support additional big hydro projects in the Yukon because of the negative environmental, socio-economic and cultural impacts. Read YCS's most current submission (Dec 21st 2015) to Next Generation Hydro here.

We do believe hydro can play an important role in the Yukon’s energy mix into the future. To support the discussion and exploration of low impact hydro alternatives in the Yukon, YCS commissioned John Maissan to conduct a study on pumped storage hydro potential in central Yukon.

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.



This page was last updated (apart from the Twitter feed) Feb 16, 2016

Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff