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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.


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

Latest News

Environment Yukon releases Updated Elk Management Plan

August 2nd, 2016

(photo: CC0 Public Domain) Together with the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, Environment Yukon released last week an update to the 2008 Management Plan for Elk in Yukon. The plan is a framework to guide elk management and focuses on free-ranging elk, which includes an estimated 200 elk in the Takhini Valley and 60 elk […]

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