Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board
The Draft version of “A Conservation Plan for Grizzly Bears (Ursus arctos) in Yukon” is now subject to public review.
The public engagement period is open from October 3 to December 3, 2018 (60 days).
To provide your input on the draft plan, please complete the public engagement form on our Draft Grizzly Bear Conservation Plan page.
There is also the opportunity to provide your feedback through a community meeting. If you would like to set up a meeting in your community, please contact the Board at email@example.com or 867-667-5835.
Community Meeting Dates:
- Tagish – November 8, 2018 – 6:00pm, Tagish Community Hall – Hosted by Carcross-Tagish Renewable Resources Council (see poster for more info)
- Teslin – November 14, 2018 – 6:00pm, TTC Main Admin Building – hosted by Teslin RRC (see poster for more info)
- Dawson City – November 21, 2018 – hosted by Dawson District RRC
- Whitehorse – November 22, 2018 – 7:00pm, Yukon Inn – hosted by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board (see poster for more info)
- Haines Junction – November 26, 2018 – hosted by Alsek RRC and Champagne & Aishihik First Nation
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.