On August 20 and 21 the Yukon Government will appeal Justice Veale’s decision on the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan. The following events are planned:
Water Ceremony for the Peel: On the opening day of the appeal, Aug. 20th, at 12 noon, a First Nations-led water ceremony will take place in front of the Yukon Law Courts.
Prints for the Peel: As well as participating in the water ceremony, consider adding your print to the YCS Unity Wall.
Click on the headings, or visit the Peel Watershed page.
McIntyre Creek Park - Trail User Survey 2015
The Yukon Conservation Society is seeking information to better understand how McIntyre Creek Park is used by residents and visitors. The information that you provide, including quotes, may be used for promoting the environmental, recreational and educational values of this area. Please take a moment to read through the following questions. The deadline to submit surveys is August 31st, 2015. Thank you for participating.
McIntyre Creek Park boundaries in the Middle McIntyre Creek area
Free Guided Interpretive Nature Hikes start start June 13th and run until Aug 22nd (Tue through to Sat). You are invited to participate in our annual FREE Kid Ed-Venture Program. There's special theme hikes as well.
Interested in learning from energy conservation and generation champions in Whitehorse? Visit the Yukon's Energy Solutions website to learn more.
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) July 31st, 2015
Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff