Read the latest in fish and wildlife-related news.
Board recommends against proposed mining road in central Yukon | CBC News
The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board is recommending against TMM Goldcorp Inc.’s proposed mining road west of Pelly Crossing.
Yukon Energy puts focus on salmon as it seeks new 25-year licence for Whitehorse dam | CBC News
How to better protect salmon appears to be a central theme of Yukon Energy’s current proposal to renew its 25-year operating licence for the Whitehorse hydro dam. The current licence expires next year.
Wolverine populations healthy in the North despite ‘threatened’ status in U.S., officials say | CBC News
Wildlife officials and trappers say the wolverine population in the North remains healthy, despite concerns about the species down south.
Board wants to hear more from Yukoners on ungulate management
Solutions that go beyond permit hunts and bag limits encouraged as discussions continue
Whitehorse Daily Star: Hoofed animals may come under management protocols
The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board is hoofin’ it.
Whitehorse Daily Star: Killing of encroaching elk will be a last resort
Takhini River Valley landowners with problem elk on their property will soon be permitted to shoot the invading ungulates as part of a pilot program to keep the animals off agricultural land.
Whitehorse Daily Star: Sheep management plan rankles YFGA
The Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) isn’t a happy camper with the Yukon government’s plans for managing thinhorn sheep in the southwest Yukon.
Yukon government will consult on plan to check falling wild sheep populations
Populations in the Kluane region have seen falling numbers amid harsh winters
Whitehorse Daily Star: Dall sheep are declining in Kluane region