Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board
The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board is now accepting proposals for regulation changes under the Yukon Wildlife Act.
The deadline to submit regulation changes to be considered in the 2019-2020 cycle is April 30, 2019.
This process is an opportunity for the public to be directly involved in the sustainable management and conservation of Yukon’s fish and wildlife.
For more information, including the proposal form and guide, please see the Regulation Change Proposal Process page.
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.