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News & Events

Chinook Salmon Collapse: Causes and Approaches to Restoration

Yukon River salmon, in particular Chinook reliably sustained people throughout the watershed of the Yukon River for countless generations. In recent years, the population of Chinook has collapsed to a shadow of its former glory.

This article points to overharvest as the most obvious cause of the collapse and advocates a purposeful and targeted harvest reduction as an approach to restoring Yukon River Chinook.



Image: Chinook Salmon, Adult Male

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Yukon Mineral Development Strategy

On May 1st, the Yukon Conservation Society presented some of our concerns around existing mining legislation to the Yukon Mineral Development Strategy (YMDS) panel. YCS anticipates sending additional comments to the YMDS over the ongoing consultation process. All Yukoners are invited to submit their own comments via the panel's website

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Territorial Parks Closure

Territorial Parks Closure photo

Yukoners love the outdoors, and with the weather starting to warm up many have been looking forward to getting outside, not only for their physical health, but also to enjoy the benefits that nature provides in improving mental health, and in reducing stress and anxiety. YCS agrees with the Yukon Government that the safety of users and staff at Territorial Parks must be a priority in response to COVID-19. While infrastructure and staffing at the parks will be closed, green spaces and trails will remain open as long as users continue to maintain effective physical distancing.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of the continued access of trails but would like to remind everyone to #LeaveNoTrace, and be sure to pack out any garbage you take with you. There will be no bin pickup while the parks are closed.

To see the Yukon Government news bulletin on the closures, click here.

Photo: Kusawa Lake by Davon Callander

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2020 Annual General Meeting TELECONFERENCE

Become a YCS member prior to our AGM on Tue., March 24 at 6pm, so that you can vote on new Board members and other important matters. Join here.

Tuesday March 24, 2020.


Call in number: 1-888-289-4573

Participant code: 477-4417#

Please call in between 5:45 and 5:55pm

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