Forest Resources Act review

This engagement is now closed.

It ran from 2023-02-09 to 2023-04-13.

Check below for where to find results.

Where can I find results? 

You can find a summary of the feedback received in the What We Heard report.

What was this engagement about? 

The Forest Resources Act working group have developed draft recommended changes.

The proposed changes seek to improve the functionality of this legislation for the Government of Yukon, industry, First Nations and the public.

Some of the potential updates to the forestry legislation are:

  • streamlining and modernizing the licensing and permitting process;
  • improving administrative and planning processes;
  • enabling the development of community forest timber harvest plans and
  • building more flexibility into the forest resources permit.

We’re interested in hearing from you about these proposed changes.

How will my input make a difference? 

Your feedback will help identify opportunities to update forestry legislation in the Yukon.

The Forest Resources Act working group will consider your feedback before making their final recommendations to the Government of Yukon.

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

Share your thoughts on the engagement process by sending an email to [email protected].

Where can I find related information? 

The Forest Resources Act review summary provides an overview of the proposed changes to the Act and Regulation.

The draft recommended changes to the Forest Resources Act and Regulation details the proposed changes to the Act and Regulation.

You can also read the existing legislation: