Road Ecology presentation
YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.
The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Vuntut Gwitchin and the Gwich'in Tribal Council, representing the Gwich'in Nations of the Northwest Territories, alongside Yukon Government will join together in agreement on the future of the Peel Watershed.
The signing ceremony of the Final Plan will take place in Mayo at 3:30pm on Thursday August 22, followed by a dinner. The public is welcome to attend. (RSVP to Tanis Carter of YG for Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, and camping Tanis.Carter@gov.yk.ca)
If you can’t make it up to Mayo, there will be a viewing of the ceremony at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse hosted by YCS and CPAWS Yukon. Doors open at 3pm, live stream should begin at 3:30pm. Some snacks and light refreshments will be provided in Whitehorse.
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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Road Ecology presentation
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 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.
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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