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YCS promotes and enhances awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


YCS supports the conservation and protection of the Yukon’s natural resources.


YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife


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

Upcoming Events: Talks, Garden Box, Potluck

There are some great learning events coming up with YCS:


50 Years: Acknowledgement in the Legislative Assembly: Thurs. Apr. 19, 1pm, Yukon Legislative Assembly
The Yukon government will be acknowledging our landmark 50th anniversary this Thursday.Everyone is welcome to witness this, especially YCS members and supporters! Please arrive early to clear security and get seated. The Assembly opens at 1pm with ceremony and a round of tributes  (that’s us). After the tributes there is a brief break when you can leave conveniently.

Energy Storage Talk - April 19, 7:30pm, Beringia Centre
The wind doesn’t blow all the time, the sun sets every evening. How can we get more reliable power in White horse from wind turbines or solar panels? Energy storage is the critical missing link to make this possible. Come and hear Ravi Seethapathy, a former head of research and development for Ontario Hydro, explain the current state of utility-level short term electrical storage. What can work for the Yukon now? With thanks to the Yukon Development Corporation and the Yukon Science Institute for supporting this event.This talk will be livestreamed on YouTube (details to follow).

Garden Box Build & 50th Birthday Potluck - April 21, 10am-1pm, 302 Hawkins St.
Gather in the YCS garden to learn how to build a garden planter box. We'll be building 4 large boxes for the YCS garden from 10am-12pm. At noon, we'll have a birthday potluck for YCS (our actual 50th birthday is April 24). Bring a dish to share.

Harvey Locke "Nature Needs Half: Conservation in the 21st Century, from Whitehorse, Yukon to Yellowstone" - April 24, 7:30pm, Yukon Arts Centre
Doors open 7:00 PM, talk begins 7:30 PM. Admission by donation. All are welcome.
Friends of McIntyre Creek presents Harvey Locke, a conservationist, writer, and photographer who is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness, and large landscape conservation. He is a co-founder of both the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and the global Nature Needs Half Movement. Named one of Canada's leaders for the 21st century by Time Magazine, he has played a leadership role in many successful conservation campaigns and is a popular speaker on conservation worldwide. YCS is one of the sponsors of this event.

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