Energy, Mines and Resources


Trail sign and bench on the OxBow Trail at the research forest.

Forest Resources Act 5 year review

  • The Government of Yukon is beginning a review of the Forest Resources Act. The review presents the opportunity to ensure our forest legislation meets the needs of First Nations, industry and the public while protecting the health of our forests.

    Amending the Forest Resources Regulation

    The Forest Management branch is seeking input on proposed amendments to the Yukon Forest Resources Regulation. Comments received during this period will be compiled and considered as we resolve the issues identified. The deadline for comment is April 30, 2016.

    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.

    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 >>>

    • 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