Energy, Mines and Resources

Forestry

Silviculture Treatment Plan 2020

The public is encouraged to review and submit comments on Forest Management’s proposed treatment plan for the planting of 12,000 white spruce seedlings in the Dawson Dognose operating unit located west of kilometer 9 on the Dempster Highway. We would like to receive comments by March 2, 2020.

Comments can be made to Cory.Chouinard@gov.yk.ca


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.


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