Energy, Mines and Resources

Forestry


Guide to Common Yukon Mushrooms

The Guide to Common Yukon Mushrooms will introduce you to some examples of common mushrooms that can be found in Yukon.  

The mushrooms are grouped into categories based on their morphology, including photos and descriptions and can be used with more detailed mushroom guidebooks to identify common mushrooms found in Yukon.


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 Complince Monitorng & Inspections >>>


      Whitehorse - Southern Lakes Forest Resources Management Plan

      Work to complete a forest resources management plan for the Whitehorse-Southern Lakes region is now underway. This work is a joint initiative of Carcross Tagish First Nation, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, and Government of Yukon.

      Public information meetings will be held over the next two weeks. Come out to see what the plan will address, what information has already been gathered, and how you can provide your input.


      GNML Research Forest Strategic Plan

      The Gunnar Nilsson & Mickey Lammers Research Forest is unique in the circumpolar world because of its overall size, length of time it has captured research data and representative environmental values. The 2014 Strategic Plan outlines the government’s vision and values associated with the future use of the Research Forest.


      Yukon Wood Products Association Launches New Website

      The Yukon Wood Products Association serves to represent businesses that harvest, manufacture or sell a wide variety of Yukon wood products and assists members in gaining access to a wider customer base, marketing programs, discounts on services.

    • 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