Wendy Nixon


Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

It is up to the orienteer to choose the routes between controls. The key to staying on track is to look at the map often, because it can take up to three glances before you realize the surrounding terrain is not what you are expecting from the map. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-04-23 MAP: courtesy of Wendy Nixon

Who runs through the woods with map and compass, searching for small orange and white flags? That would be a person who is orienteering. This popular Yukon sport combines running or walking and navigation using a map. It is suitable for all ages... Read more

Yukon Active


Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Jenny Trapnell

On a cold February day in 1993, local biologists Cameron Eckert, Pam Sinclair, Wendy Nixon and the late Helmut Grünberg met over coffee, determined to fill a major gap in Yukon’s birding community. While there was a strong body of knowledge and... Read more

Yukon Wildlife