Environment Yukon

Permit hunt lottery opening April 23

The Yukon’s permit hunt lottery for the 2020-21 season opens April 23,…

 

C/TFN employee dumps chicken meat into bush near Carcross

Employees have since been given training on how to properly dispose of meat

 

The freeze-and-thaw cycle of the Yukon’s wood frogs

The amphibians have the special ability to freeze solid without sustaining any damage to their cells

  • Mar 24, 2020

 

Bear conflicts in the Yukon down significantly in 2019, Environment Yukon says

There were 163 human-bear conflicts reported in 2019, with 33 bears in total killed

Stone-cold cuddly killers

Ermines are the deadly — yet adorable — hunters of the north

  • Oct 29, 2019

Yukon dirt contains two kinds of tick-killing fungi

“What these fungi would be useful for would be as one of the new technologies that would be part of an integrated winter tick management program.”

Into the world of red squirrels

Yukon biologist Meghan Larivee will be leading an educational walk about the critters July 30

Getting to know Yukon’s big, not so bad, wolves

Killing a moose means taking down an animal which weighs more than the whole pack combined

18 bears killed in the Yukon between April and July this year

Environment Yukon has not been providing updates on bear deaths this year due to workload involved

Environment Yukon cancels outfitters’ Finlayson caribou quotas for 2019-20 season

The two affected outfitters will have their Finlayson quotas reduced to zero next year

Environment Yukon to do third-party review of hunting lottery after second error discovered

‘I would hope we get to the bottom of this and come up with a system that all hunters can fully support’

Fox family in Whitehorse neighbourhood could face removal this fall

‘The foxes have been here a lot longer, and we’re the invader’

Yukon COs kill 3 bears attracted to ‘waste’ stored at Whitehorse junkyard

‘If it can smell like food (a bear is) on it, and it’s happening all over the place.’

Four Yukon researchers awarded total of $45,000

Projects to study forests, community involvement, domestic violence

Environment Yukon retracts some hunting permits after error, will draw again

Mistake affects 230 hunting permits for sheep, caribou, moose and sheep for 2018-19 season

Busy start to Yukon bear season

Headed for the bush? Travel in groups, make noise and for the love of God don’t feed the bears

How three bison ended up dead in the middle the Yukon wilderness

Three bison were spotted in a remote valley a 40-minute helicopter ride outside of Haines Junction

A behind-the-scenes glimpse at Environment Yukon’s necropsy lab

‘It’s a dead body, but it’s treated with respect’

Getting hooked: Yukon’s stocked lakes provide fun and food

‘Our hatchery is very good at building fish’

  • Jan 9, 2018

Elk management about more than agricultural conflict: Environment Yukon

Managing the Takhini and Braeburn elk herds is about more than just…

  • Jan 9, 2018