Energy, Mines and Resources

Forestry

Quill Creek Draft Timber Harvest Plan Open House

November 5, 2019
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Da Kų Cultural Centre, Haines Junction

Join us for a public engagement session on the new draft Timber Harvest Plan for Quill Creek. Staff from the Forest Management Branch will be there to:

  • describe the project;
  • answer your questions; and
  • receive feedback.

Representatives will also be attendance from:

  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nations;
  • Yukon Wood Products Association; and
  • the Alsek Renewable Resource Council.

This event is free to attend. Food and refreshments will be provided.


Learn about the recommended Whitehorse and Southern Lakes forest Resources Management Plan

After years of collaborative effort, we have a plan for the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area that will provide a balanced approach for the management and use of forests in the area.


2018 Forest Health Report released

The 2018 Yukon Forest Health Report summarizes the forest health initiatives completed by the Forest Management Branch, including:

  • aerial and ground surveys,
  • Mountain Pine Beetle management,
  • Spruce Beetle trapping, and
  • community engagement.

Read the report >>>


You can now get a personal firewood permit online

We have launched our new online service for Forest Resources Permits to cut firewood for personal use. The permit is free and authorizes you to cut up to 25 m3 (11 cords) of firewood for uses such as heating your home. Failure to have a permit or carry it with you when cutting or transporting wood can result in fines, confiscation of the wood and other charges.


Download the Yukon Forestry HandbookYukon Forestry Handbook

This handbook outlines forest management and planning activities and is intended to assist in understanding how forestry is carried out in Yukon. It includes information useful to forest users, educators and the general public on topics such as forest inventory methods and forest health indicators.

Contact Us: 

Mile 918 Alaska Highway
Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867.456.3999 / 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3999
Fax: 867.667.3138
E-mail: forestry@gov.yk.ca