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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.

A message from ED Christina Macdonald

A message from ED Christina Macdonald photo

Dear Yukon Conservation Society Members and Supporters,

After seven amazing years at YCS I’ve decided to step down as the Executive Director. This isn’t an easy decision – I’m passionate about the work I do at YCS and still am. However, the distance from my family on the east coast has been hard and I am following the tug at my heart to be with them.

I have learned a tremendous amount in my time at YCS: about the land, water and wildlife of the Yukon and what we must do to protect these precious things; about how to keep a charitable organization sailing smoothly; about myself; and about what it means to be Canadian and a treaty person. What a rich experience this has been!

The people I have worked with – my co-workers, Board members, volunteers, supporters, and colleagues – have been one of the best parts of my job. Your wisdom, humour, deep caring, and vision are sources of inspiration to me every day and make me so grateful to be part of this vital and connected organization.

It has been a privilege to lead YCS for the past 3.5 years and I will forever be a proud member.

In the coming months I will be supporting the YCS Board to help ensure a strong transition to new leadership.

With love,


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