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Protect the Peel!

First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon Chapter (CPAWS Yukon) and the Yukon Conservation Society have 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. Read the press release here. And read the Statement of Claim here. Here is the Yukon Government Statement of Defence.

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.

Avaaz.org has a great petition going to protect the Peel Watershed.


Yukon Conservation Society is hiring!

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Trail Guide Coordinator (1 position) - Deadline April 21, 2014

Trail Guides (2 positions) - Deadline May 11, 2014

Learn more about the YCS trail guiding program here.


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This page was last updated (apart from the Twitter feed) April 3rd, 2014

Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff