Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

Extension until May 15, 2020: for the public review period of the Moose Harvest Management proposals

YFWMB recently completed a public review of 14 substantive Wildlife Act regulation changes proposed in 2019. The Board repeatedly heard that there was not enough time to understand and comment on the first three proposals, regarding the adaptive moose management provisions submitted by the Government of Yukon.

As a response, the Board has passed a motion extending the public comment period for these three proposals only.

1. REVIEW THE UPDATED MATERIALS FOR THE MOOSE HARVEST MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS (1-3):

Please note the Yukon government has provided updated information to clarify these proposals. 

Click the link below to learn about Indigenous harvest rights in Yukon:

Indigenous Harvest Rights

Learn more about how the adaptive process would work:

Adaptive Process Flowchart

The following documents contain new information on the adaptive moose management proposals that were submitted by the Yukon government, please read these documents carefully.

Proposal 1 – Adaptive Management of Moose in Yukon

Proposal 2 – Sustainable Harvest in South Canol MMU

Proposal 3 – Sustainable Harvest in Sifton-Miners Range MMU

2. COMPLETE THE NEW SURVEY FOR PROPOSALS 1-3:

Our new survey is now online HERE.

Please note this survey is for the moose harvest management proposals only.

This survey will remain open until May 15, 2020 (11:59 pm).

3. REQUEST A MEETING:

The Board and the Yukon government will also be available to meet with First Nation governments, Renewable Resources Councils, and Associations to discuss these proposals in more detail.

The Board’s goal is to facilitate further discussions around moose management and to better understand what changes to the current wildlife management framework, if any, would best suit Yukon.

Contact the Board’s Executive Director if you, or a group you are affiliated with, would like to request a meeting with the Board and/or Yukon government.

Graham Van Tighem, Executive Director, Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

(867)-667-5835

executivedirector@yfwmb.ca

 

Share your feedback:

  • Review the updated materials (listed above)
  • Provide your thoughts on the future of moose management to one of your local fish and wildlife associations, governments or management bodies.
  • Send a letter with your thoughts on these proposals to the YFWMB by May 15
  • Complete the new online survey (listed above)
    • Note: if you completed the first online survey, this is another opportunity to share your feedback with the Board

The Board will consider all feedback with equal merit.

Thank you for your participation, your input adds value to the regulation change process.


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.


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