Ecology

Ecosystems on the Yukon Wildlife Preserve include aspen parkland, valley floor grassy meadows, south-facing bunch-grass slopes, wetlands and ponds, black spruce bog, boreal forest and mountainous habitats (cliffs and scree). The Yukon Wildlife Preserve has remarkable habitat diversity and dramatic elevation changes from wetlands to magnificent rocky cliffs. The diverse plant communities of our habitats are mainly natural. This allows visitors to view the animals in habitats similar to where they would be found in the wild. Wild hinterland stretches for hundreds of kilometres to the north of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, containing most of the Yukon’s wildlife species.