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Placer Mining Yukon Conservation Society

2021-8-19  The Yukon Government is appealing a decision of the Yukon Water Board regarding the protection of wetlands from placer mining in the Ruby Creek/Indian River watershed. The aerial video Wetlands and Placer Mining at Ruby Creek/Indian River, August 2016 was undertaken by Gerry Whitley and Lighthawk .

Mining Yukon Conservation Society

2021-8-19  That mining in the Yukon occurs only in places where such activities are ecologically and culturally acceptable. Where mining occurs, it will be based on need for the metal, on sound economics, and it will be done in a way that ensures that perpetual treatment is not necessary. Abandoned mine sites will be cleaned up.

Yukon Conservation Society

2021-8-21  The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is a grassroots environmental non-profit organization, established in 1968.

Mining Yukon Conservation Society

2021-8-13  Mining. The mining committee is a group of volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to work on mining issues with our Mining Analyst. Correspondence is by email. For more information about joining the Mining Committee, please contact Lewis Rifkind, Mining Analyst, by email or at 867-668-5678.

Legislation Yukon Conservation Society

2021-8-21  On May 1st, the Yukon Conservation Society presented some of our concerns around existing mining legislation to the Yukon Mineral Development Strategy (YMDS) panel. YCS anticipates sending additional comments to the YMDS over the ongoing consultation process. All Yukoners are invited to submit their own comments via the panel's website.

Wetlands Yukon Conservation Society

2021-8-20  YCS has been advocating for wetlands protection in the Yukon. We led a workshop to educate lands managers around wetlands issues in the fall of 2019. In February 2020 we held an event to inspire Yukoners to value and protect wetlands. In October 2020, we presented to the Yukon Water Board during the Public Interest Hearings on Placer Mining in

New rules for old placer claims could be a Yukon News

2016-5-25  New rules for old placer claims could be a ‘land grab,’ conservation society says Yukon News The Yukon Conservation Society is raising concerns about a recent policy change that allows owners of buildings on old placer mining claims to apply for

Yukon’s mining laws: the bold recommendations for

2021-1-20  The Quartz Act and Placer Mining Acts are the two key pieces of legislation that dictate how the mining industry operates in Yukon. Despite numerous amendments over the years, both acts date back to the Klondike Gold Rush era in the 1890s and remain steeped in antiquity. The panel found that over the last 122 years “a patchwork quilt of amendments have rendered the Yukon’s mineral resource legislation

Gold seekers are flooding into the Yukon and wreaking

2018-9-11  “It’s a joke,” says Lewis Rifkind, Mining Analyst at the Yukon Conservation Society. “The Yukon gets more in campground fees than in placer mine royalties.” Incredibly, Rifkind is downplaying the discrepancy. Yukon statistics show the government brought in $26,715 in placer mining royalties

Mining Government of Yukon

2021-8-21  Find maps and records for mining claims and tenure. Find mining assessment reports. Find out how the government manages Type II abandoned mines sites. Find Yukon Mineral Exploration Program reports. Keno Hill silver district mining: licensing documents. Learn about quartz mine reclamation and closure.

New rules for old placer claims could be a Yukon News

The Yukon Conservation Society is raising concerns about a recent policy change that allows owners of buildings on old placer mining claims to apply for ownership of the land. Lewis Rifkind says it’s not fair to award placer miners title to land that they were only supposed to mine

Yukon’s mining laws: the bold recommendations for

2021-1-20  Lewis Rifkind, mining analyst for the Yukon Conservation Society, told The Narwhal that creating entirely new legislation in such a short period of time, while commendable, would be “too ambitious.”. “When we’re designing these new

Yukon Government should listen to chorus of voices

In this way, placer mining can find a path forward that won’t push the land beyond its breaking point. First Nations, conservation groups and scientists were clear at the hearing: the cumulative impact of placer mining on wetlands makes it imperative for Yukon Government to hop off the treadmill of approving projects one-by-one.

Yukon wetlands at tipping point from placer mining

2020-12-11  Yukon wetlands pushed to tipping point by placer mining, First Nation and conservationists say. The Yukon Water Board is asking the public to weigh in as the territory considers legislation to protect remaining undisturbed wetlands from small-scale gold mining

More Protection for Yukon Fish: Placer Authorisation To Be

2003-2-24  The Yukon Placer Authorization is a blanket authorization under Section 35 of the Fisheries Act which allows "habitat alteration, disruption or destruction" for the purpose of placer mining. The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) was involved with the Yukon Placer Committee for almost 10 years, mostly on a volunteer basis.

Yukon Office des eaux Water Board du Yukon

2020-10-23  6.1 10:40 10:55 15 Yukon Conservation Society 6.2 10:55 11:10 15 Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society 6.3 11:10 11:25 15 Government of Yukon 6.4 11:25 11:40 15 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in 6.5 11:40 11:55 15 Klondike Placer Miners' Association 11:40 13:10 90

Yukon mineral staking during Dawson land use planning

2020-11-9  Sebastian Jones, wildlife analyst at the Yukon Conservation Society, said the area north of Dawson City is particularly important because it’s mostly undeveloped, a plus for wildlife. Compared to the heavily mined placer fields south of Dawson City, this northern part of the region has little to no mining.

Gold seekers are flooding into the Yukon and wreaking

“It’s a joke,” says Lewis Rifkind, Mining Analyst at the Yukon Conservation Society. “The Yukon gets more in campground fees than in placer mine royalties.” Incredibly, Rifkind is downplaying the discrepancy. Yukon statistics show the government brought in $26,715 in placer mining

Fish Habitat Design, Operation and Yukon Water Board

2021-1-13  Placer Mining in the Yukon Territory . Fish Habitat Design, Operation and Reclamation Workbook and Worksheets for Placer Mining in the Yukon Territory Version 1.5 and to achieve conservation and protection of habitats. As such, placer mining works, undertakings or activities will be highly restricted in this habitat type.

Yukoners, First Nations benefit little from mining

2021-1-26  The average royalty cheque received by First Nations during the past decade ranged between $6 and $24, Alatini added. Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, on whose territory the vast amount of Yukon’s placer mining takes place along the Indian River, reported receiving a royalties cheque from the government for $65 in 2017.

Yukon wetlands at tipping point from placer mining

2020-12-11  Yukon wetlands pushed to tipping point by placer mining, First Nation and conservationists say. The Yukon Water Board is asking the public to weigh in as the territory considers legislation to protect remaining undisturbed wetlands from small-scale gold mining

Placer Mining in the Indian River Area yukon.ca

2020-3-25  established placer mining operations. However, we also recognize there is a need to minimize the effects of placer mining activities in wetland areas, and more effective licensing of placer mining is necessary. The Yukon government is advancing this approach to strike an appropriate balance between conservation and

Yukon River north watershed fish-habitat classification

2021-4-7  This map shows the fish-habitat classification for the north Yukon River watershed. These classifications are used for placer mining. Published by Energy, Mines and Resources. Yukon, Canada.

Yukon Government should listen to chorus of voices calling

In this way, placer mining can find a path forward that won’t push the land beyond its breaking point. First Nations, conservation groups and scientists were clear at the hearing: the cumulative impact of placer mining on wetlands makes it imperative for Yukon Government to hop off the treadmill of approving projects one-by-one.

Three Key Environmental Issues for the Yukon Election

The Yukon’s Quartz Mining Act is 97 years old, and our Placer Mining Act is 115 years old. Unlike fine wine and Scotch, mining legislation does not improve with age. CPAWS Yukon and the Yukon Conservation Society asked each party these questions, and many more.

Yukon Office des eaux Water Board du Yukon

2020-10-23  6.1 10:40 10:55 15 Yukon Conservation Society 6.2 10:55 11:10 15 Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society 6.3 11:10 11:25 15 Government of Yukon 6.4 11:25 11:40 15 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in 6.5 11:40 11:55 15 Klondike Placer Miners' Association 11:40 13:10 90

Miners defend royalty rates Yukon News

Capstone’s Minto mine paid $5.9 million in royalties last year. But that money flowed to the Selkirk First Nation, because the mine sits on its land. Selkirk has a more advantageous agreement with Capstone than the territory enjoys with its mining companies, said Hanson this week. The Yukon Conservation Society is making the same claim.

The Yukon: Canada’s Original Hotbed of Gold Exploration

2020-9-26  The Casino Mine is a proposed copper-silver-molybdenum project located south of Dawson City. It has been strongly opposed by the Yukon Conservation Society, an influential local organization that promotes environmental and socially responsible mining practices.

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A Guide to Yukon Bats for Endangered Species Day Friday, May 21st has been designated as Endangered Species Day. This is an important day to acknowledge the thousands of species around the world whose populations are in decline, and the efforts of

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