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Join our Themed Hike on Bear Awareness on July 17th, 2020.
Current industry standards, including the draft of the Global Tailings Standard released in 2019, do not go far enough to adequately protect communities and ecosystems from failures.
Get outside on Canada Day!
What is the outlook for the 2020 Yukon River Chinook salmon run?
Summer fun exploring the beautiful Miles Canyon!
Created at the Canyon will take place Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th, 2020.
Application deadline June 26th.
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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Attached is the Board Statement on the transitioning of the Executive Director for YCS.
May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity
Photo: DA Donnelly
ETS Facebook Livestream - May 28th at 12pm PDT
On May 6th, YCS met with the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee (YSSC) to hear about how the 2019 salmon season worked out, and to discuss the projections for this summer.
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.
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. https://yukon.ca/en/news/parks-and-campgrounds-opening-delayed-until-june
Photo: Kusawa Lake by Davon Callander
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