Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board
THE PUBLIC REVIEW OF PROPOSED REGULATION CHANGES (2019/2020) HAS BEGUN.
The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board has created a summary booklet of the proposed regulation changes and administrative changes. The summary booklet can be found by clicking here.
The public review period and the survey will both close on December 8th, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
YOUR INPUT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE REGULATION CHANGE PROCESS.
We would like to hear your feedback on these proposed regulations changes to the Yukon Wildlife Act.
After reading through the summary booklet, please complete our online survey here.
Please Note: The survey will close on December 8th, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
The survey takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey in one sitting, as your progress cannot be saved or updated in stages.
YFWMB is holding a public meeting in Whitehorse on December 11th at the Yukon Inn, Fireside Room. There will also be a chance to comment on proposed regulations at the public meeting. Doors open at 7:00 pm, all are welcome.
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 establishes 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.