About Us

  • The Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society is a not-for-profit society with charitable status and wide community membership. Its mandate is to manage and operate the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. It is led by an annually elected volunteer Board of Directors.
  • The Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society operates as an autonomous non-government organization. Our education and research programs are supported by fund-raising, corporate partnerships, donations, Yukon Department of Environment and Yukon Department of Education; as well as revenues from visitors, commercial photographers and retail sales.

  • While the Yukon Wildlife Preserve lands & improvements are owned by the Yukon Territorial Government, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society leases all assets in order to operate the facility. Current funding is primarily through a contribution agreement with the Yukon Department of Environment. This contribution covers general operating costs. 
  • The success of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve reflects the strong partnership between Environment Yukon and the Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society. The two parties will continue to work together to honour the operating and lease agreements between them and to chart a course for the future.