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Yukon Environment

Do You Bang, Do You Jingle, Do You Spray?

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear? Do you know how to avoid meeting a bear in the woods? Do you know how to keep yourself and your surroundings safe from a bear?I am a long time Yukoner and I was convinced I...

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Camping Etiquette

Winter has released his icy grip on the Yukon, and that brings my favorite season: camping season.In early May I along with several friends pitched our campers and tents at Lake LaBerge. We lucked out and got choice sites along...

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Wild Times

“They’re a much more delicate bird, compared to the swans,” says Carrie McClelland, a wildlife viewing biologist with Environment Yukon. “They stand three and a half to four feet tall, with a six foot wingspan, but they...

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CAUTION: Bison bison athabascae

The first time I saw this sign, I had to stop and pull over on the side of the road to make sure I had read it correctly. It was early spring in 2012 and I was travelling up the Alaska Highway for the first of what would be...

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