Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

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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.

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  • Yukon fish and wildlife enhancement trust
  • Yukon Salmon Sub Committee
  • Renewable Resources Councils
  • Environment Yukon

Latest News

Jimmy Johnny Wins the 2016 Gerry Couture Stewardship Award from Yukon Conservation Society

February 9th, 2017

Jimmy Johnny, whose signature cowboy hat many of you will know if you have ever worked with Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation or the Mayo Renewable Resources Council, has been awarded the 2016 Gerry Couture Stewardship Award by the Yukon Conservation Society for his work to protect the land, water and wildlife of the Yukon. The […]

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