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YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.


YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.


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

Proposed & Upcoming Hard Rock Mines

Kudz Ze Kayah

Kudz Ze Kayah is a proposed open pit and underground copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold mine located near the Robert Campbell Highway, and approximately between Ross River and Watson Lake.

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Wellgreen is a proposed rare earth metals mine in the south-west corner of the Yukon

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Selwyn Project

The Selwyn Project is a proposed zinc-lead mine, located in Howard's Pass in eastern Yukon right on the NWT border.

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Victoria Gold

Victoria Gold operates a cyanide heap-leach gold mine, located between Mayo and Keno. It is sometimes referred to as the Dublin Gulch project, or Eagle Gold.

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Coffee Gold Project

The Newmont Mining Corporation wants to develop a hard rock gold mine at Coffee Creek, about one hundred kilometres south of Dawson, on the far side of the Yukon River.

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Casino Mine

The Casino Mine is a proposed large (by Yukon standards) copper-silver-molybdenum project located roughly due west of Pelly Crossing and due south of Dawson City. As this project currently stands, the Yukon Conservation Society is utterly opposed to it.

Casino Mine ore body area with exploration disturbance on surface

Casino Mine ore body area with exploration disturbance on surface - YCS/Lighthawk picture by Gerry Whitley

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