Tackling Climate Change on the Slope

Posted on Aug. 3, 2020

There are some incredible research programs on the Yukon North Slope exploring how our warming planet is affecting the north. And, there are many keen Inuvialuit observing change in their own backyard. There is still a lot we don't know, though. In order to move forward, we need to know what we don't know. Here is our latest look at the climate change knowledge gaps for the Yukon North Slope.

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The Leading Edge of Polar Bear Research

Posted on July 27, 2020

In the western Arctic, Indigenous values and culture are encouraging scientists to explore new ways of gathering information on polar bears. This knowledge is critical.

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Council Meetings

Posted on May 13, 2020

Travel restrictions and safe meeting practices have changed how our Council does its work. 

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The Living North Podcast is Back!

Posted on May 8, 2020

After a three-year hiatus, we're back with a new episode of the Living North podcast. Since 2011, we've been jumping into conversation with researchers, harvesters, and policy makers to shine a light on conservation and management issues in the North. 

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Learning About Muskox on the Yukon North Slope

Posted on April 23, 2020

Muskox are an important part of the Yukon North Slope ecosystem. They are food for people and animals. As they roam, they cycle nutrients. And, they are a link to the region's prehistoric past, having survived the last ice age alongside caribou. But, there is still much we don't know about these shaggy, hoofed mammals. 

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COVID-19 and Council Business

Posted on April 22, 2020

Find out how our Council is adjusting in response to COVID-19.

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Our Next Meeting

Posted on March 16, 2020

Our next regular Council meeting is scheduled for April 16 and 17, 2020 in Whitehorse, Yukon. Get in touch if you would like to attend!

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Our Annual Report

Posted on July 29, 2019

Every year, our Council creates a summary of our activities, meetings, and projects in our Annual Report. The report for 2018/2019 is now available online!

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Eighteen years of ecological monitoring reveals multiple lines of evidence for tundra vegetation change

Posted on April 11, 2019

Dr. Isla Myers-Smith and TeamShrub have recently published a research paper that explores data from eighteen years of monitoring on Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island. The results tell an interesting story about a shifting ecosystem in the face of climate change.

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Impacts of past and future coastal changes on the Yukon coast - threats for cultural sites, infrastructure, and travel routes

Posted on April 11, 2019

The Arctic Coastal Erosion Research Group has been working on the Yukon North Slope coastline for many years. New research from this group finds that between the years 2011 and 2100, approximately 850 ha and 2660 ha of YNS coastline may erode, resulting in a loss of 45% to 61% of all cultural features by 2100. The last large, actively used camp area and two nearshore landing strips will likely be threatened by future coastal processes, too.

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