The Department of Energy, Mines and Resources is responsible for managing natural resource development in Yukon. We aim to do this in a sustainable and collaborative way for the benefit of Yukoners.
Services and information
February 8, 2023
Engagement begins on new minerals legislation for the Yukon.
January 25, 2023
Premier Pillai and Yukon delegation attends Roundup mining conference.
November 22, 2022
The Government of Yukon announced the winners of the 2022 Robert E. Leckie awards yesterday evening at the 50th annual Geoscience Forum & Trade Show banquet.
We lead efforts to address environmental issues at Yukon’s abandoned mines. This includes managing ongoing site operations (known as care and maintenance) and developing and implementing long-term remediation plans for the protection of human health and the environment.
We provide field services and expertise for clients of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. Activities range from inspections, to issuing timber and firewood permits to emergency response.
We develop Yukon energy policy and provide Yukoners with energy programs, expertise and assistance.
We provide information and research help related to Yukon’s natural resources, environment and history.
The Forest Management Branch oversees the development and management of Yukon's forest resources. This includes issuing permits and licensing; developing timber harvest plans; and carrying out planning and research on forest resources and health.
We are responsible for regulating the exploration and responsible development of Yukon’s oil and gas resources. We issue oil and gas rights, administer royalty revenues and licences, and regulate industry activities.
We collaborate with First Nations, Yukon communities and other government agencies to manage land use in a sustainable and orderly way. We also work with First Nations, Yukon communities and interested parties on regional land use planning.
We are responsible for the disposition and administration of mineral resources within Yukon.
- Administering placer and quartz mineral claims
- Mining land use approvals
- Major mine licensing
- Mining maps and data
- Incentive programs
We develop solutions with First Nations and industry that enable the responsible management of Yukon's resources.
We provide objective geological information to:
- Government of Yukon;
- Yukon First Nations; and
- the public.
Our information adds to Yukon’s geoscience knowledge base. The information supports geoscience-related policy and investment decisions in the territory.