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The Fireweed of Yukon

We all recognize the purple flowers of fireweed.   In 1957 fireweed was chosen as the floral emblem of Yukon.  We see this weed crossed under our Yukon coat of arms.  Fireweed is very hardy, just l...

How to Start Berry Picking

Many Yukoners are making a concerted effort to eat local…. One of the best ways to eat local: berry picking.   Late summer and early fall are the best picking times.  You can find northern gooseber...

5 Tips for Walking in Bear Country

Get out and enjoy our beautiful wilderness!  You don’t need to be afraid of bears.  You do need to be respectful, informed and cautious.