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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.


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. Details about the project can be viewed on the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) website.

Here are some selected media articles and press releases of recent events in regards to this project:

- Goldcorp’s Coffee proposal deemed ‘inadequate’, Feb 9th, 2018, Yukon News

- Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Goldcorp Sign Collaboration Agreement, Apr 30th, 2018, Goldcorp Press Release

- First Nation presses YESAB for full panel review, May 2nd, 2018, Whitehorse Star



There is a possibility this project could make use of the Yukon Resource Gateway Project initiative. Here is some media coverage of this:

- Trudeau announces $360 million for Yukon road upgrades, Sep 2nd, 2017, Yukon News

- Plan may spur ‘environmental fragmentation’: conservationist, Sep 11th, 2017, Whitehorse Star

- Public money for Yukon mining roads is a bad idea, Oct 10th, 2017, Yukon News

- That Time Trudeau Announced $360 Million for Roads to Yukon Mines That Haven’t Been Approved Yet, Oct 12th, 2017, The Narwhal

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