Energy, Mines and Resources

Forestry

Forest Sector Trust

The creation of a Forest Sector Trust is outlined in the Forest Resources Act  571 KB. The trust will allow access to funding (currently $5.6 million) from the Government of Canada.

The funds will be used to restore, enhance and protect forest resources and forests in Yukon. Establishing the trust will be a positive step and will provide long-term benefits to Yukon forests, the forest sector, communities, and First Nations.


The Forest Sector Trust committee

The Forest Sector Trust committee was established to make recommendations to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources on how the trust should operate. Once the committee makes their recommendations in the Fall of 2017, the Yukon government will approve the trust and establish the board.

The committee is made up of 6 members; 3 appointed by the Yukon government and 3 appointed by First Nation governments:

  • Terry Wilkinson (Chair)
  • Blanche Warrington (Vice Chair)
  • Kate Ballegooyen (Member)
  • Simon Lapointe (Member)
  • James MacDonald (Member)
  • Myles Thorp (Member)

Secretariat support is provided by the department of Energy, Mines and Resources.


Seeking input

The committee has been working to determine how much of the trust is spent each year and the type of activities the trust will fund. The committee is currently looking for feedback from the forest industry, First Nations, and Renewable Resources Councils on its work:

  
Documents

The committee is seeking feedback on these draft documents:

  
Questions

The committee is also seeking input on these following questions:

  • What types of projects will the Forest Sector Trust support?
  • What will guide how projects are selected?
  • Who can apply for funding and how?
  • How will the trust be managed?

  
Committee hosted events and opportunities

 How  When  Where
 Drop-in open
 house
 Friday, June 23   8 to 9 a.m.  Yukon Inn, Fireside Room,
 Whitehorse
 Workshop  Friday, June 23   9 to 11 a.m.  Yukon Inn, Fireside Room,
 Whitehorse
 Online Survey  Between Friday, June 23 and Monday, July 10  Complete the survey now
 By phone  Between Monday, June 26 and Monday, July 10  Phone: 867.456.6122
 Toll-free: 7.800.661.0408 ext.
 6122

Contact the Forest Sector Trust 

Secretariat support is provided by:

Forest Management
c/o Energy, Mines & Resources
Government of Yukon 

Phone: 867.456.6122
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 6122
Email: Michelle.Sicotte@gov.yk.ca