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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.

Proposed & Upcoming Hard Rock Mines

Beaver River Watershed

There's a proposal for a 65km road to access mineral claims throughout the Beaver River Watershed, located just south of the Peel.

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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 (owned by the StrataGold Corporation) intends to develop the Eagle Gold project, located between Mayo and Keno. It is sometimes referred to as the Dublin Gulch project.

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The Goldcorp 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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