Energy, Mines and Resources


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The Mineral Resources branch regulates exploration and mining activity and encourages its development.

Yukon resource gateway project

The Yukon Resource Gateway Project will help upgrade over 650 km of road and build or replace numerous bridges, culverts, and stream crossings. Over $360 million in combined federal and territorial funding was announced with planned upgrades to the Indian River Road and Freegold Road in the Dawson Range and the Nahanni Range Road in the Nahanni Range.

Temporary staking prohibitions for Kaska asserted traditional territory

The Government of Yukon has issued temporary staking prohibitions for all of Kaska asserted traditional territory in Yukon.

Staking is  prohibited in the Ross River area until January 31, 2018.

Staking is prohibited in the remaining portion of the Kaska asserted traditional territory in Yukon until April 30, 2018.

Scroggie Creek winter trail

Permit requirements have changed for heavy equipment travel on the Scroggie Creek winter trail. A Land Use Permit is now required from the Land Management branch. A permit from the department of Highways & Public Works is no longer required. Heavy equipment includes vehicles exceeding 5 ton net weight or vehicles exerting a ground pressure in excess of 35 kPa.

Please contact Land Management at 867.667.5215 or toll-free at 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5215 for further information about timelines and requirements for obtaining a Land Use Permit.