Many non-invasive research projects have taken place at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The Preserve’s Research Committee evaluates proposals and makes recommendation to the board for approval
All aspects of natural systems represented on the Preserve are available for study, however priority will be given to research that:
- The YWPOS is actively soliciting answers from in order to further the viability of the Preserve.
- Is a collaborative design with established research and educational institutions and has a special emphasis on involving local students.
- Is non-invasive in nature.
- Could advance techniques of wildlife conservation.
- Addresses research necessary for the recovery of indigenous wildlife species known to be at risk.
- Research that addresses needs relative to preserving, understanding and enhancing Yukon First Nations heritage in Yukon.
A YWPOS Research Application Form (251kb .docx) must be completed. Additional information may be requested in a formal research proposal format.
The typical timeline from preliminary conversations to conducting research is typically 6-10 weeks depending on meeting schedules and availability.
- Premilinary conversations (staff/committee can provide additional info and guidance on research application).
- Research Application Received.
- Research Committee Reviews Application and ensures appropriate review by other relevant committees, including Animal Care Committee and/or Education Committee. (Typically 2-4 weeks).
- Research Committee makes recommendation to board.
- Board approves project (board meets every second month on the 3rd Wednesday).
- Staff prepares MOU.
- Researcher(s) sign-off on MOU.
- Project begins.