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


YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.


YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.


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

News & Events

Canyon Videos - Wild Yukon Teas

This summer (2020) our Trail Guides are creating online, educational content in addition to providing guided hikes at Miles/Kwanlin Canyon.

Check out this latest video.

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Created at the Canyon (2020)

Come out and enjoy the natural beauty of Miles/Kwanlin Canyon and see six local artists inspired by the Canyon and the Yukon River create wonderful art.

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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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