Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board
The Draft version of “A Conservation Plan for Grizzly Bears (Ursus arctos) in Yukon” is now available!
More information can be found on our Draft Grizzly Bear Conservation Plan page.
The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board is honoured to recognize the late Alex VanBibber (1916-2014) with a scholarship in his name, the Alex VanBibber Sharing the Land Scholarship.
The Yukon Fish & Wildlife Management Board offers TWO $1,000 scholarships to students interested in continuing the connection between people and the land through post-secondary educational training (university and college).
Submissions for the 2018 Alex VanBibber Sharing the Land Scholarship are OPEN.
The deadline for applications is extended to SEPTEMBER 30, 2018.
Please see our Scholarship page for details, including application instructions.
About the Board
The Umbrella Final Agreement (UFA) changed the social and political structure of Yukon by making provisions for First Nation land ownership and self-determination, and by creating an environment and infrastructure for community-based resource management.
Chapter 16 of the UFA and Yukon Final Agreements recognizes the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board (YFWMB) as “the primary instrument for Fish and Wildlife Management in the Yukon”.
The YFWMB is an advisory body comprised of 12 members appointed by the Minister of Environment from six nominations by the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and six nominations by the Government of Yukon (YG).
With a mandate to address issues that affect all of Yukon, the YFWMB focuses on policies and legislation for sustainable fish, wildlife, and habitat management. The board consolidates the best available technical, traditional, and local knowledge through public participation, to make recommendations on management decisions to First Nations, territorial, and federal governments.