Energy, Mines and Resources

Forestry

Cutting a Christmas Tree this Holiday Season?

Yukon householders can cut a maximum of two Christmas trees from Yukon public land for the holidays. When looking for your Christmas tree, please respect property rights and do not cut trees within municipal boundaries.

You can cut a tree anywhere in Yukon on vacant public land. Maps of a few suitable cutting locations are below:

To identify Yukon public land, have a look at the Yukon Lands Viewer.

If you need more information on a suitable place to cut your tree, contact the Forest Management Branch at 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3999 or visit your community Compliance Monitoring & Inspections office.

... and have a safe and happy holiday season!


Attention New Commercial Firewood Cutters

Applications are being accepted starting September 3, 2014 for a limited number of Tier 1 commercial harvesting opportunities as identified in the Haines Junction Wood Allocation Strategy. Applications will be considered in order of receipt.

The current opportunities are designed to support new entrants to the commercial firewood business in the Haines Junction area. Applicants are limited to 200 m3 (88 cords) or less, and all activity is limited to frozen-ground conditions.

Starting September 3, 2014, information packages are available from:

Compliance Monitoring and Inspections

  • KM 918 Alaska Highway,Whitehorse
  • KM 246 Haines Road, Haines Junction

For more information email Gavin.Dykshoorn@gov.yk.ca or phone 456-3852 / 1-800-661-0408 ex. 3999


Personal Firewood Permits

The Yukon Forest Management Branch would like to remind Yukoners that a Forest Resources Permit is required to cut firewood for personal use. Failure to have a permit or carry it with you when cutting or transporting wood could result in a fine.

This permit is free and authorizes the cutting of 25 m3 (11 cords) or less of firewood for uses such as heating your home.

Apply for your permit at your local Compliance Monitoring & Inspection office. Permits are often issued over the counter at the time of application.

More information:

  • Read the personal firewood fact sheet >>> 
  • Contact Compliance Monitoring & Inspections >>>


    • 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