Energy, Mines and Resources


Research Forest Open House

Tuesday, August 20
1 to 5 p.m.
North Klondike Highway, 1 kilometre north of the Takhini River bridge, Whitehorse

Join us at the Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest. Our Forest Management Branch staff will be on hand to show you around our network of trails and explain our many ongoing forest research projects.

The Bike Flow trail is currently being expanded to a 6.5-kilometre loop. The trail starts at the corner of the forestry-themed playground. Bring your bike and try out the trails!

You can also try your hand at geocaching or bring the kids to play in our forest-themed playground.

Refreshments will be provided.

Have your say on proposed forest resources management plan

Public engagement is now open for the recommended forest resources management plan for the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area.

2018 Forest Health Report released

The 2018 Yukon Forest Health Report summarizes the forest health initiatives completed by the Forest Management Branch, including:

  • aerial and ground surveys,
  • Mountain Pine Beetle management,
  • Spruce Beetle trapping, and
  • community engagement.

Read the report >>>

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