Who We Are
The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is a grassroots environmental non-profit organization, established in 1968. We have over 250 current members and many dedicated volunteers. Over the years, YCS has earned a respected position of influence on environmental policy and education in the North. Learn more about how you can help support our work here.
Our Mission: To pursue ecosystem well-being throughout the Yukon and beyond, recognizing that human well-being is ultimately dependent upon fully functioning healthy ecosystems.
- ADVOCACY: advocate for policies, legislation, process and actions which support the conservation of the Yukon’s natural resources and protection of the Yukon’s ecosystems. Learn more about our advocacy activities on our Program pages or in our Newsletters.
- EDUCATION: promote and enhance awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems and support behaviour and practices which lead to conservation and preservation in the Yukon and beyond. Learn more about our Education activities on the Get Outside! and Scholarships & Awards pages.
- RESEARCH: undertake research in support of Yukon Conservation Society priorities, in particular on topics where a unique contribution can be made or alternative solutions can be developed or demonstrated. Learn more about YCS research on our Program pages or in our Newsletters.
- BUILDING YCS: build and maintain a strong territory-wide organization that is efficient, effective, and responsive to Yukon ecological and human conditions. Learn more about our Board and staff, committees, or about how you can support our work as a member, volunteer, or donor.
Students and youth - apply to be a member of our Trail Guiding team!
Since 1968, the Yukon Conservation Society has been advocating, educating, and conducting research on Yukon environmental issues. What started as a small cadre of active volunteers focused on the Alaska Highway Pipeline has blossomed into a vibrant and diverse organization that works on mining, energy, protected areas, and more. Through a broad program of conservation education and input into public policy, we strive to ensure wise management of the Yukon’s natural resources, wilderness protection and that development is informed by land use planning.
Read our Constitution.
YCS is a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charitable Organization Registration Number 119307890RR0001). YCS is also a registered non-profit society in good standing with Yukon Corporate Affairs.