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Forestry

Annual Allowable Cut / Annual Limit

Annual Allowable Cut

The annual allowable cut (AAC) is the amount of wood that can be permitted over a specified time period for a specific land base and under a particular management regime. Under the Forest Resources Act, the Director of the Forest Management Branch (FMB) makes the AAC decision based on technical factors (a timber supply analysis) and in consideration of economic, environmental and social factors. The underlying principle of the AAC decision is sustainable forest management and transparency in the decision-making process.

Existing Annual Allowable Cuts:

Haines Junction 1 million m3 over a minimum 10 year period beginning in 2006
Teslin 25,000 m3/year


Annual Limit

In areas that at present do not have a Forest Resources Management Plan, the Forest Resources Regulation sets an annual limit as the annual allowable cut.

Current Annual Limits:

Beaver Creek/Burwash Landing/Destruction Bay 5,000 m3/year coniferous trees
2,000 m3/year deciduous trees
Carmacks 5,000 m3/year coniferous trees
2,000 m3/year deciduous trees
Dawson 5,000 m3/year coniferous trees
2,000 m3/year deciduous trees
Mayo 5,000 m3/year coniferous trees
2,000 m3/year deciduous trees
Old Crow/Peel 2,000 m3/year coniferous trees
1,000 m3/year deciduous trees
Pelly Crossing 5,000 m3/year coniferous trees
2,000 m3/year deciduous trees
Ross River/Faro 5,000 m3/year coniferous trees
2,000 m3/year deciduous trees
Watson Lake 128,000 m3/year coniferous trees
2,000 m3/year deciduous trees
Whitehorse 10,000 m3/year coniferous trees
2,000 m3/year deciduous trees


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