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YCS promotes and enhances awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


YCS supports the conservation and protection of the Yukon’s natural resources.


YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.


YCS is a watchdog for development and researches smart solutions for our territory.

News & Events

Vote for the Environment

October 21, 2016

This election is crucial for the Yukon's environment. Find informative resources here.

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We promote energy conservation and efficiency to reduce energy use and waste. We believe that instead of developing a Yukon oil and gas industry, the Yukon must replace imported fossil fuels with local, low-impact renewable energy sources for thriving, resilient communities.


In the future we envision, mining in the Yukon occurs only in places where such activities are ecologically and culturally acceptable. Where mining occurs, it will be based on need for the metal, on sound economics, and it will be done in a way that ensures that perpetual treatment is not necessary. Abandoned mine sites will be cleaned up.

Land Use Planning

Land use planning is critical in the Yukon. It is a collaborative way that the Yukon people can use social, environmental, economic and cultural information and knowledge to collectively determine what and how land should be protected, developed and managed in the territory.


We work to ensure that Yukon's fish and wildlife have safe habitat and healthy populations, despite pressures from human development. We supoprt humane, sustainable and responsible harvesting.

Get Outside!

We believe in getting people outside to deepen their relationship with nature. We offer free, fun interpretive programming for all ages throughout the summer at Whitehorse parks.

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