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Educate

YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.

Research

YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.

Sustain

YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.

Advocate

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

News & Events

Nominations or applications open for the 2019 Gerry Couture Stewardship Award!

The Gerry Couture Stewardship award fosters public awareness of, and appreciation for, the personal dedication required to conserve and manage the Yukon's natural resources. The award consists of a Gerry Couture Stewardship Medal and a $1000 prize. Deadline for nominations or applications is Friday Nov. 1.

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Programs

Click on one of the following active YCS programs for more information:

Energy

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.

Mining

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.

Wildlife

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 connect with nature. We offer free, fun interpretive programming for all ages throughout the summer at Whitehorse parks - from guided hikes to Kids' Ed-Ventures.

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