We advocate for the territory’s most valuable resource: our abundant wild spaces. We recognize that nature is deeply connected to us and anything that impacts the environment directly affect us as people. We also recognize our responsibility as an environmental organization to advocate for wildlife and their habitats, and that those lands and waters are also the Traditional Territories of Yukon First Nations, the Inuvialuit, and transboundary First Nations in British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and Alaska. We are based on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council in Whitehorse.
On a sunny day nestled in a week of July rain, we came together in Chasàn Chùa/McIntyre Creek to join Plants of the Boreal, a walk and talk series that connects people, place, and plants. As we walked down to the creek through the forest, we learned that many of Yukon’s native plants know the history of the short spring and summer seasons in the territory, having evolved to flower early in the season and form fruits and seeds by late summer. [Learn more]
In the Yukon, we’re grappling with a stark reality – we’re the third most food insecure place in Canada. Environmental factors such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, and sustainable community infrastructure are things we talk about in conservation, but they also affect the food systems that support all Yukoners, regardless of culture or community. [Learn more]