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

Research

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

Sustain

YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife

Advocate

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

Mining

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Our Vision

That mining in the Yukon occurs only in places where such activities are ecologically and culturally acceptable. Where mining occurs, it will be based on need for the metal, on sound economics, and it will be done in a way that ensures that perpetual treatment is not necessary. Abandoned mine sites will be cleaned up.

YCS Mining Goals

  1. To ensure that new mines in the Yukon do not have toxic environmental impacts and minimize impacts from other issues like access and social issues.
  2. To support First Nations and communities faced with mining developments in their efforts to protect the environment, traditional uses, and their communities.
  3. To replace the Yukon's Free Entry system for mining exploration with a system that protects First Nations rights, sensitive environments, and other economic interests.
     

Placer Mining

Placer mining is where gold dust, and flakes and (if a miner is lucky) nuggets, are found loose in the river gravel. It does, however, have an impact on the environment.

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Legislation

The Yukon has the the free entry system of mining claim staking. Essentially, this means anywhere in the Yukon can be staked unless it has been specifically withdrawn by Government legislation.

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