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Yukon River chinook, chum salmon runs expected to be small again this year | CBC News
This year’s Yukon River chinook and fall chum salmon runs are expected to be slightly better than last year’s, but are once again unlikely to meet even the lower end of Canadian conservation targets.
MPs want U.S. co-operation on a cross-border plan to protect endangered Yukon salmon
Federal politicians are voicing concerns over the collapse of Yukon River salmon stocks and the urgent need to establish a game plan with American authorities just as a critical bilateral meeting gets underway this week.
Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Yukon celebrates commitment to protecting its river | CBC News
The Carcross/Tagish First Nation has welcomed spring by honouring its new management plan through a ceremony. The plan offers recommendations to protect the Tagish River and neighbouring shorelines.
First Nation lawsuit successfully halts exploration work in Beaver River watershed - Yukon News
First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun notes that the company voluntarily halted work as court case progressed
Judge reverses government’s approval of mine exploration project north of Mayo - Yukon News
Work in the Beaver River watershed had been opposed by the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun
Some placer mining cabins in the Yukon’s vast backcountry are coming under closer scrutiny by First Nations who say it’s time to revamp the laws.
Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | CBC News
The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.”
Yukon assessment board says no to mining exploration project in the Peel watershed | CBC News
The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) has recommended against a mining project in the Peel.
First Nation declares protected area in northern B.C.’s Taku River watershed | CBC News
The Taku River Tlingit First Nation in Atlin, B.C., has declared a vast swath of its traditional territory in northern B.C. off-limits to mining and other extractive-resource development.