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Forest resource fees


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Application fees

Application fees are collected when you apply for a commercial harvesting licence. The fees are calculated based on the volume of timber you are applying for. There is no application fee for Forest Resources Permits for personal use timber. The table below illustrates the fees:

Harvesting Licence  
  • under 100 m3
  • 100 m3 to 1,000 m3
  • over 1,000 m3
Forest Resources Permit  No Charge


Stumpage is the amount a business or individual pays for the right to harvest timber from public land in Yukon. Stumpage rates are set taking into account our own unique market situation.

The stumpage rate is calculated and set at the time of issuance of a cutting permit and remains the same throughout the life of the permit.

Under the Forest Resources Act, the stumpage rate is a collection of four potential fees calculated based on the sum of the timber fee and, where applicable, the reforestation fee, development fee, and road use fee.

Timber Fee


Reforestation Fee
where applicable


Development Fee
where applicable


Road Use Fee
where applicable


Stumpage Rate


Timber Fee

Item Type Fee per m3
Green or Dead Timber $1
Occasionally, in order to meet forest health objectives, timber in threatened or affected areas may be made available at a reduced rate $0.25


Reforestation Fee

This portion of the stumpage rate is collected to offset the cost of reforestation treatments. The fee can be updated annually and is based on average costs to conduct reforestation activities in Yukon and will be established according to the reforestation plans prepared during site plan development.


Reforestation Fee, per m3

Timber Resources Licence $5*
Woodlot Licence $5*
Fuel Wood Licence No Charge
Forest Resource Permit No Charge
  * Fees will be updated annually based on average costs of reforestation


Under the Forest Resources Act, the cost to develop a permit area is included in the stumpage rate as the development fee and the road use fee.

Development Fee

Fee per m3

May include planning, survey, layout and engineering costs. The approved development costs divided by the total volume in the planning area to provide an average cost per m3 of timber available.

Road Use Fee

Fee per m3

May be applied where government spends money on road construction, maintenance and decommissioning. The approved construction, and expected maintenance and/or decommissioning cost based on an average per m3 of timber available.

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