Energy, Mines and Resources



Silviculture is the practice of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values.

Common silviculture activities include:

  • site preparation for natural seeding/planting;
  • planting trees; and,
  • conducting surveys to assess composition, density and distribution of trees.

Silviculture activities are a component of maintaining healthy ecosystems, a diversity of forest resources and good stewardship.

Strategic plan for Yukon forests

This silviculture strategic plan provides guidance for the implementation of a silviculture program in Yukon under the Forest Resources Act. It also provides vision and direction for reforestation and related activities in Yukon.




Planning for silviculture activities

In timber harvest planning, silviculture is addressed at the site plan level. The regeneration of tree species after harvest is one of the primary considerations when developing the site plan. If there is an approved Forest Resources Management Plan in place, the site plan’s regeneration activities have to be consistent with its direction.

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