2023 Updated Draft Bison Plan - Public Engagement Summary

2023 DRAFT BISON PLAN – WHAT WE LEARNED

Earlier this year, the Board held a public engagement reviewing the latest draft version of “A conservation and action plan for the Aishihik bison population.” Planning Process The Draft Plan is informed by the hard work of the Aishihik Bison Technical Team and represents a unique approach to managing Wood Bison in the Yukon. The Tech…

Public Engagement: DRAFT Bison Plan

The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board (the Board) is now hosting a public engagement to review the latest draft version of “A conservation and action plan for the Aishihik bison population.” Planning Process The Draft Plan is informed by the hard work of the Aishihik Bison Technical Team and represents a unique approach to…

2022 Calendar

We are happy to announce that our 2022 Fish & Wildlife calendars were a huge success! All five-thousand copies flew off the shelves this year. It seems that the fanbase for this initiative grows every year. We want to thank all our contributing photographers for sharing their amazing images with us. Without them, it wouldn’t be such…

Wetland Policy

Wetlands Policy

We recently attended the final roundtable meeting for the Yukon government’s forthcoming territory-wide wetland policy. There is currently a public comment period ending on December 3, 2021. Developing a wetland policy began three years ago and has involved several previous roundtable meetings. These meetings have included representatives from governments, boards and councils, and environmental and…

Moose Survey

Moose Survey

We were fortunate to join Department of Environment staff on one of their moose surveying flights this fall. The Department recently did moose surveys in several MMUs (Moose Management Units), including the Sifton-Miners, Teslin River, Fish Lake, Mt. Lorne, Wheaton River, and a portion of the Teslin Burn. This area is collectively referred to as…

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COVID-19 Update

The Board is pleased to announce that it remains fully operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Although, like many organizations, the way we conduct business is evolving. Unfortunately, we could not hold the RRC Chairs meeting this spring as we had hoped. Collectively we decided that holding it virtually (online) was not an option. As a…

Video Gear

Educational video series

As a part of a broader initiative to improve public outreach and communication tools, the Board has recently begun collaborating on some educational videos. These videos aim to reach a broad audience quickly and effectively about emerging issues relating to fish and wildlife. With the help of our Communications Specialist, Steve Hossack, we have been…

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June “On-the-Land” Board meeting

Last week we were able to get together in person for the first time in over a year for our annual “On-the-Land” gathering, which we were unable to do in 2020, sadly. We had a fantastic few days enjoying sunny skies, mountains, and beaches at Silver City, Kluane Lake. It made for an inspiring backdrop…