Environment Yukon

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

63 bears killed in the Yukon in 2017

Leading causes for human-bear conflicts are attracts like improperly stored garbage and food

Pika: Yukon’s homebound rabbit relatives don’t get out much

‘The life of a pika is measured in risk’

Conservation officers probe waste of moose meat near Dawson City

Seven to nine kilos of fresh meat found with part of game bag still attached

Yukon’s bear bodycount sets grim record

62 bears died as a result of contact with humans, Environment Yukon says

Yukon hunters need proper paperwork, not just rifles, officials say

Faro district already closed to moose hunting

Bear-proofing laws exist but are limited, Yukon conservation officer says

‘We want to focus on getting people’s co-operation through education’

Yukon on pace for record bear bodycount

Nearly 50 bears killed through early August

Outside of Whitehorse, Yukon communities grapple with bear boom

‘Officers have been going for two months straight with nothing but bear conflicts’

  • Aug 7, 2017

Invasive species a threat to Yukon environment and economy

‘I worry about zebra mussels, to be honest’

Sale of Kotaneelee wells by Apache should not affect abandonment

New owners Paramount Resources responsible for three of four wells

Got bears? Blame the bins

Whitehorse needs to consider a new system for waste collection

  • Jul 25, 2017

The life and times (and bag limits) of Yukon’s lake trout

‘They’re something as spectactular as a grizzly’