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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.

Current & Abandoned Hard Rock Mines

Keno City

The Keno Mine cleanup encompasses a large number of abandoned mine shafts within and around the Keno City area.

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Clinton Creek

Clinton Creek is an abandoned asbestos mine downstream from Dawson City near the Alaskan Border.

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Mount Nansen

Mount Nansen photo

Mount Nansen is an abandoned gold and silver mine west of Carmacks in the south-central Yukon.

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Minto Mine

The Minto Mine is a copper mine operating in the central Yukon. It is the only active producing hard-rock mine in the Territory.

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Faro Mine

The Faro mine site is abandoned and is currently managed by the Government of Yukon with funding from the Government of Canada.

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