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Silviculture treatments in the Dawson district

Forest Management Branch is proposing silviculture treatments for harvested areas in the Dawson district. The Silviculture Treatment plan for Dawson area is available for First Nation and public review and comment. The comment period will close on June 16, 2017, at 4 p.m.

For a copy of the Silviculture Treatment Plan and  associated documents, contact the Forest Management branch, Dawson CMI office or download them from the following links:

Please send written representations by June 16, 2017 to:

Forest Management branch
Silviculture Treatment Plan Review
Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

Phone: 1.800.661.4048 ext. 3138
Fax: 1-867-667-3138

If you require additional information, please contact:

Cory Chouinard
Silviculture Forester
Forest Management branch
1.800.661.4048 ext. 8594

Softwood lumber and U.S. imposed duties

On April 24, the U.S. government imposed duties on softwood lumber imported into the U.S. from Canada. While further work is required to determine the effect this will have on Yukon’s exports, the Government of Canada’s Global Affairs Softwood lumber website includes up-to-date information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Personal firewood permits

If you wish to cut firewood for personal use, you need a Forest Resources Permit. 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 you to cut up to 25 m3 (11 cords) of firewood for uses such as heating your home.

Get a permit at your local Compliance Monitoring & Inspection office. Permits are usually issued over the counter at the time of application.

More information:

  • Read the personal firewood fact sheet >>> 
  • Contact Compliance Monitoring & Inspections >>>

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      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.

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      Mile 918 Alaska Highway
      Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
      Phone: 867.456.3999 / 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3999
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