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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.

Minto Mine

The Minto Mine is a copper mine in the central Yukon that is currently in temporary closure. For a definition of temporary versus permanent closure the following Yukon Water Board / Yukon Government document provides a territorial context - Reclamation and Closure Planning for Quartz Mining Projects

The video below was taken at an altitude of about 4,500 feet in June of 2015. It gives the viewer an idea of the mine operation.

Thank you to the LightHawk Organization for making this overflight by the Yukon Conservation Society possible.

To learn more about the Minto Mine visit: 

Here are some local media articles about the Minto Mine:


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