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Cliff Hanger at Dawn!

Cliff Hanger at Dawn!

The rising sun bathes the cliffs in the rosy hues of dawn.  In a manner I can only describe as precarious, I watch, heart in mouth, as the billy goat stands on his back feet while on a sheer cliff slope.  His front legs dangle loose in the air, all the better to...

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Connecting You To Winter!

Connecting You To Winter!

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve has seen incredible growth, especially over the last 6 of its 15 years. The Yukon is also seeing a growth in winter tourism, and locals alike wanting to get outside, explore, be active and appreciate the beauty of this territory.  In...

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Gifts of the North

Gifts of the North

This time last year we released a very special limited edition hat (or toque as we Canadians like to call it). It was the product of generous Yukon businesses who care about Yukon's wildlife.  The 5 premium toques included a donation to the Preserve. They sold out in...

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Pouncing Fox

Pouncing Fox

A red fox streaks by on a snowy November morning.  I stop my activity, pivot and watch through the window.  While I am inside and the fox is outside, it is so close to the window of my home that I know any movement on my part will translate to sound, making this wild...

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Defining Who We Are

Defining Who We Are

We have a lot to be thankful for this fall! This summer we received the largest single donation in the Preserve's 15 year history. Steve Smyth donated a whopping $25,000 in August! Its humbling but also energizing to know how much our community values what we're...

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Dawson Lynx

Dawson Lynx

Take a look at this lynx. Does something look off to you? Those red splotches in her eyes are blood. A car hit her outside of Dawson City in mid-May, 2018. The driver got her to a local vet, who gave her a few stitches to repair a laceration in her leg. But her...

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Phenology of Molt in Mountain Goats

Phenology of Molt in Mountain Goats

All mammals shed but some shed more hair and more slowly than others. Mountain goats are one such mammal. Remarkably, we know very little about their molt or about the molt of most mammals and birds. Knowing how our warming climate might affect cold-adapted animals...

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Hkànáy

Hkànáy

Traditional knowledge, to me, is generation upon generation of events and experiences carefully preserved in language, stories, names and songs. Lifetimes of information passed from grandparent to grandchild largely unchanged in the telling. Before I was brought in to...

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The Gift That Gives Back

The Gift That Gives Back

This limited edition, very special hat (or toque as we Canadians like to call it), was made exclusively in the Yukon. This hat directly supports the diverse community that makes this place and its people so unique! Hand-knitted in Whitehorse The Yukon Campfire Hat...

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