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YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


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.

Annual General Meeting - March 30, 2021

YCS will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. local time (UTC -7).

For all members and interested parties who wish to attend we ask you to pre-register by contacting or calling 867-668-5678 ext 1.

The draft version of last year's AGM minutes can be found here.

The following are the current candidate's biographies for new positions as members of the Board of Directors. The election of new Board members will be held at the AGM.

Yuuri Daiku

  • Practical Philosopher, Generalist Problem Solver
  • Studied Literature, Linguistics, and Environmental Science at UVic (one course short of graduating in Env. Studies; eventually graduated in Literatre; graduate studies in Linguistics)
  • Worked on ships as radio operator for a few years, then went to university, since then self-employed in the service industry (IT, general consulting, language teaching, translation, tourism planning & guiding, bed & breakfast operation)
  • 1998-2015: lived in Okinawa (Japan) and Taiwan
  • Since 2011: Anparu Shizen wo Mamorukai, an environmental protection advocacy organisation in Okinawa (main focus: protection of a tidal flats area that is registered under to the Ramsar agreement) - founding member, IT support, Board member (ongoing)
  • 2015 - relocated to the Yukon, worked in tourism here 2015-2019

Marjolene Gauthier

Marjolene is living a fulfilling life in a tiny cabin off-grid with her husband and her two dogs. She has a deep respect for the land and its treasures. She enjoys vegan cooking, gardening, theatre, yoga, graphic design, tea, fermentation experiments, sci-fi movies, walks in the forest, and social & environmental books. She is a strong advocate for homemade goods, the slow-food movement, zero waste initiatives, and simple life, and believes in the transition movement. She has a degree in Communications and a Master in Management of Art Organizations from HEC Montréal. Marjolène was the former Office Manager at YCS in 2017-2018. She is now a Community Relations and Communication Officer at AFY (Association franco-yukonnaise). After several years resourcing herself, she is ready to dive again in the governance world helping YCS in their endeavors.

Kim Melton

Kim has built her life around values of respect for the land, reciprocity with her communities and gratitude for the ecosystem that supports her. This has manifested in many ways. With a background in the biological sciences, Kim has worked in natural resource stewardship on behalf of First Nation governments and in wildlife research and conservation. Her large life decisions have been guided by a desire to have a small environmental footprint and a rich relationship with both human and more than human communities. She currently lives on a canoe-access homestead near Dawson City on the Traditional Territory of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in. Here, she grows her own food, tends an orchard and experiments with fruit crops. She delights in sharing these small wonders with interns every summer and contributing to Dawson’s local food community. In the winter, she dives into conservation work and creative projects. Being out on the land on skis, snowshoes or her own two feet is where she recharges. She is honoured to be asked to be a part of the YCS board and hopes she can do the request justice.

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