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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.

Minto Mine

The Minto Mine is a copper mine operating in the central Yukon. The video below was taken at an altitude of about 4,500 feet in June of 2015. It gives the viewer an idea of the mine operation.

Thank you to the LightHawk Organization for making this overflight by the Yukon Conservation Society possible.

To learn more about the Minto Mine visit: 

Capstone Mining (the owner/operator of the mine)

Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (click on "Just Browsing", then click on "Advanced Search", then search for project number 2013-0100)

Yukon Water Board (click on "Waterline", click on "Guest", then search for "Minto")


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