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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

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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YCS Holiday Open House

YCS Holiday Open House photo

Friday Dec 13, Open house from 4, Pot luck from 5pm, award presentations at 6.


As the end of 2019 draws near, join us to celebrate all the amazing achievements from the past year.

All are welcome.

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Nominations closed for the 2019 Gerry Couture Stewardship Award.

Nominations closed for the 2019 Gerry Couture Stewardship Award. photo

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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Climate Strike Sept 27th

Climate Strike Sept 27th photo

Global Climate Strike

Global Climate Strike Whitehorse
Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM

In front of City Hall, 2121 2nd Ave, Whitehorse

Whitehorse Climate Strike  & FridaysforFuture

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