Energy, Mines and Resources

Forestry

'Tis the season for Christmas Trees

Yukon householders can cut up to 2 Christmas Trees per household from vacant public land or specific areas within the City of Whitehorse limits.

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 and Inspection office.

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


Quill Creek Draft Timber Harvest Plan

Draft Quill Creek THP is now available for comments on Yukon.ca until December 12, 2019.


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