Aishihik bison management plan review

How do I participate? 

Read the draft management plan and complete the online survey before May 21.

Attend a public meeting:


Date: Tuesday, April 18
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Location: Sternwheeler Hotel


Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Location: Carmacks Recreation Centre gymnasium

Burwash - occurred March 15

Haines Junction - occurred April 5

What is this engagement about? 

The Government of Yukon is supporting the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board’s (YFWMB) public engagement on the draft 2022 Conservation and Action Plan for the Aishihik Bison Population.

The new management plan seeks a better balance between bison control and harvest as well as managing the impacts of bison hunters on people, other wildlife, and the land. It also provides interim bison harvest guidelines.

The YFWMB wants your feedback about how well the management plan outlines opportunities for continued sustainable harvest and addressing concerns about impacts.

How will my input make a difference? 

The Aishihik Bison Technical Team, which includes all governments and organizations with a role in bison management, has collaboratively drafted a new management plan for the Aishihik wood bison herd in southwestern Yukon.

Your feedback on the draft plan will help ensure we have captured Yukoners’ concerns and values regarding bison management.

Where can I find related information? 
Where can I find results? 

A What We Heard report will be produced and publicly released following the end of the engagement. The final management plan will be released later this year.

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

Share your thoughts on the engagement process by emailing