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 in the Braeburn area.
As mandated under Chapter 16 in the UFA to “make recommendations to the Minister on the need for and the content and timing of all Yukon Fish and Wildlife management plans for species”, the Board participated in the plan review, along with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, Alsek Renewable Resources Council, Laberge Renewable Resources Council, Carmacks Renewable Resources Council, and several other fish and wildlife associations in the Yukon.
Find the updated Elk Management Plan here: Updated Management Plan for Elk in Yukon
Find out more about elk in the Yukon here: Yukon Species – Elk (Cervus canadensis)