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

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YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.

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YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.

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

Land Use Planning

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Land use planning is critical in the Yukon. It is a collaborative way that the Yukon people can use social, environmental, economic and cultural information and knowledge to collectively determine what and how land should be protected, developed and managed in the territory. The Yukon Conservation Society feels that land use planning is critical for managing cumulative impacts and sustaining functioning ecosystems that support our quality of life in the Yukon and beyond.

There are different kinds of land use planning in the territory; regional and local.

Related News & Events

Dawson Regional Planning Commission 2nd Meeting

May 31, 2019

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission will be holding their second meeting on June 18 & 19, 2019 at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City. The meeting will run from 9:00 am - 4:00pm on both days.  All are welcome to attend.  The agenda will be available here in the coming days.  

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The Peel Watershed

The Yukon's Peel River Watershed is one of the largest and most beautiful intact natural areas left in North America. Encompassing 68,000 km² of mountains, rivers, forests, wetlands, it is the ancestral homeland of three Yukon First Nations, and provides crucial habitat for wildlife. A decades-long fight to protect the Watershed from industrial development culminated in December 2017, when the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its decision in the Peel Watershed legal case. The unanimous decision upholds a plan to protect Peel Watershed and sets a precedent for how modern treaties will be interpreted across Canada.

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Whitehorse Area

Local area planning occurs on a smaller scale for unincorporated areas of public and private land, and official community plans are creative for municipalities.  

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