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Eagle Plains Multi-Well Exploration Program
Northern Cross (Yukon) Ltd.
YESAB Project Number 2014-0112
Deadline for Comments December 9, 2015

Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) believes the Eagle Plain Multi-Well Exploration project would result in serious environmental impacts that cannot be mitigated and recommends that this project not proceed. Read the full YCS comments here.

YCS Energy Analyst, Sebastian Jones will be holding public presentations in:
- Mayo: Tue Nov 24, 5-7pm, Multi Purpose Room, NND building.
- Old Crow: Thu Nov 26, 5-7pm, Heritage Centre
- Dawson: Mon Nov. 30, 7:30-9pm, Danoja Zho Cultural Centre
- Whitehorse: Sun Dec 6, 7-9pm, Hellaby Hall (4th and Elliot)
about the potential impacts from fossil fuel development on caribou, water and land, and how to make your voice heard.

For more information on the project or to submit your comments online visit the YESAB project registry or contact the YESAB Dawson Designated Office at dawson.do@yesab.ca. Deadline for comments is Dec 9th.


Yukon Conservation Society Year End Party
302 Hawkins Street, Whitehorse
Friday Dec 11th 5pm onwards

The Yukon Conservation Society is throwing its Year End Party on Friday, December 11 starting at 5pm. Come celebrate 2015 with YCS staff, Board members, volunteers, and more! The recipient of the Gerry Couture award will be announced. All are welcome. Refreshments are provided. Info 668-5678.


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. Read more here.

YCS does not support additional big hydro projects in the Yukon because of the negative environmental, socio-economic and cultural impacts. However, 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) Nov 24th, 2015

Original Web work by Mike Mason, updates by YCS staff