Energy, Mines and Resources


Whitehorse and Southern Lakes Forest Resources Management Plan Workshops

Location: The High Country Inn
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 p.m (lunch will be provided)

Dates and Topics:
March 3:
Timber Harvesting and the Timber Economy

March 4: Forestry Roads and Cumulative Effects

March 5: Heritage, Recreation and Other Non-Timber Forest Values

March 10: Wild Fire Risk and Wild Fire Management

March 11: Wildlife Habitat

Learn about key forest management issues in the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area, and participate in workshops which will help guide the development of a forest resources management plan for the area.

Workshops include presentations by technical experts and opportunities for public discussion and feedback.

For more information visit Whitehorse and Southern Lakes Forest Resources Management Plan.

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 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