Environment

The Yukon Invasive Species Council unveiled its Clean, Drain, Dry sign on Sept. 3 at Schwatka Lake. Pictured are YISC executive director Andrea Altherr, Aven Knutson and YISC president Michel Duteau. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Threat of zebra, quagga mussels inspires Yukon Invasive Species Council sign campagin

Zebra and quagga mussels could change the Yukon’s water drastically if they arrive in the territory

 

One of the three Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s newest lynx kittens hangs out in a tree on Aug. 12. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve welcomes three healthy lynx kittens

The lynx kittens are up and active and visitors can spot running about the habitat

 

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive zebra mussels. Zebra mussels made the list of Yukon’s top five invasive species of concern. (Contributed)

Five invasive species to watch for in the Yukon

The species are on the list due to their existing or probable impacts on the Yukon’s environment

 

A Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum), one of the Yukon’s 33 species of dragonflies and damselflies. This individual was captured near Kelowna, British Columbia on Aug. 6. (Cameron Eckert/Submitted)

Here be dragons: Finding and IDing Yukon dragonflies

Here be dragons: Finding and identifying the Yukon’s 33 dragonfly species

A Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum), one of the Yukon’s 33 species of dragonflies and damselflies. This individual was captured near Kelowna, British Columbia on Aug. 6. (Cameron Eckert/Submitted)
The 2020 Yukon Forest Health Report was recently released. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)

Yukon forests healthy with few areas of concern: report

The Yukon Forest Health Monitoring Strategy focuses on the 10 forest health agents of greatest concern

The 2020 Yukon Forest Health Report was recently released. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)
Tombstone Territorial Park begins to take on fall colours Aug. 27, 2017. A buffer zone for the park is proposed in the current Dawson Regional Land Planning draft document. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Tombstone Territorial Park begins to take on fall colours Aug. 27, 2017. A buffer zone for the park is proposed in the current Dawson Regional Land Planning draft document. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
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CPAWS gives B- to the Yukon for progress on protected area goals

Currently, 11.8 per cent of the territory’s total land mass is protected

Tombstone Territorial Park begins to take on fall colours Aug. 27, 2017. A buffer zone for the park is proposed in the current Dawson Regional Land Planning draft document. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Tombstone Territorial Park begins to take on fall colours Aug. 27, 2017. A buffer zone for the park is proposed in the current Dawson Regional Land Planning draft document. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
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A draft plan has been released by the Dawson Regional Use Planning commission on June 15. Julien Gignac/Yukon News

Draft plan released by the Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission

Dawson Regional Land Use Commission releases draft plan, Government of Yukon withdraws additional lands from mineral staking in the planning region

A draft plan has been released by the Dawson Regional Use Planning commission on June 15. Julien Gignac/Yukon News
A moose stop digging its nose in the snow to check out its surroundings along the South Klondike Highway near Mount Lorne on March 7, 2020. More than 150 authors contributed to a paper, which describes the Arctic Animal Movement Archive as a growing collection of 200-plus standardized terrestrial and marine animal tracking studies dating back to 1991. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

New Arctic animal database helping researchers track how species adapt to climate change

A new Arctic animal database tracking the movement of 86 species over…

  • Nov 19, 2020
A moose stop digging its nose in the snow to check out its surroundings along the South Klondike Highway near Mount Lorne on March 7, 2020. More than 150 authors contributed to a paper, which describes the Arctic Animal Movement Archive as a growing collection of 200-plus standardized terrestrial and marine animal tracking studies dating back to 1991. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Getting into the weeds

Volunteers remove invasive species during 2020 weed pulls

Yukon government extends moratorium on staking in the Peel to April 2020

The moratorium was originally set to be lifted in integrated management areas on Jan. 1.

CPAWS Yukon ‘disappointed’ controversial writer to give keynote at Yukon Geoscience Forum

Vivian Krause is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the forum on Nov. 16.

The wonderful world of worm compost

Worms kept in a bin under your sink can let you compost organic scraps year-round

Commentary: Do endangered species endanger industries?

CPAWS Yukon campaigns coordinator Malkolm Boothroyd says the Yukon needs species at risk legislation

  • Mar 21, 2019

Ptarmigan are built to thrive in the winter

While some creatures struggle through long winters, ptarmigan are so good at it they gain weight

Federal study looks at carbon price impacts in Yukon

Study has little data on initial household costs, no thought of new mines, few business details

The boreal owl: Yukon’s secretive, bite-sized raptor

Even with their abundance, actual sightings of a boreal owl are rare

Pneumonia-causing strain of bacteria found in Alaskan wild sheep, goats for the first time

‘This is an issue we have been concerned about for quite some time’

  • Mar 22, 2018

Cleanup work set to start at former site of Whitehorse oil refinery

Crews will use thermal technology to remediate sludge pit that dates back to 1940s

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

How Northern dogs went from ‘howl’ to ‘woof’

Archaeological evidence shows humans were burying their canine best friends nearly 15,000 years ago

  • Mar 13, 2018