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Forest Resources Act – Compliance and Enforcement Operational Policy and Procedures Forest Resources Act – Compliance and Enforcement Operational Policy and Procedures

As per Section 40 of the Forest Resources Act "The Director must establish and make public a policy respecting the enforcement of this Act, including procedures and guidelines governing the exercise of discretionary powers under this Act."

These policy and procedures replace all related operational compliance and enforcement policies and procedures previously issued in respect to Forest Management under the Territorial Lands (Yukon) Act, Territorial Timber Regulation and Yukon Lands Act.

Download the Compliance and Enforcement Operational Policy and Procedures  630KB

Commercial Timber Harvest Allocation Procedure

This procedure directs the allocation of timber volume to commercial licence holders on public lands in Yukon managed under the Forest Resources Act. It does not apply to personal use fuel wood cutters or Forest Resources Permit holders.

This procedure is based on the success of the Haines Junction Allocation Strategy that was introduced in 2013 and the Fox Lake Allocation protocol that was introduced in 2015. The procedure replaces the previous allocation polices and protocols employed in Yukon.

The procedure will insure that the commercial timber industry:

  • has a dependable wood supply that suits their specific business requirements;
  • has a performance-based, consistent and transparent method of timber volume allocation.

The procedure is intended to be adaptable and flexible to accommodate future requirements and will be revised and updated as necessary. 


Monitoring Field Manual

This manual is a first approximation of methods for monitoring forested ecosystems in Yukon. The intent of developing a manual is to standardize data collection methods and forms so that data can be more easily shared and compared amongst different projects.

The Forest Management Branch is interested in any and all feedback on this manual by those who are using it. If you have any suggestions, please call 867.456.3999 or email

Download the Monitoring Field Manual  3.1 MB

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Phone: 867.456.3999 / 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3999
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