The Government of Yukon is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Forest Resources Act and Regulation. The feedback received during the consultation and engagement period will be reviewed by the Forest Resources Act Working Group and final recommendations will be made to the Government of Yukon.
The amendments proposed are primarily technical and administrative in nature. Some of the structural changes improve the functionality of this legislation for the Government of Yukon, industry, First Nations and the public. The proposed changes will also increase economic opportunity, enhance environmental stewardship and improve the efficiency of the Act and Regulation.
The complete list of the draft recommended changes to the Forest Resources Act and Regulation is at Yukon.ca/forest-resources-act. People can submit their feedback to email@example.com until April 13, 2023.
This is an opportunity for the Government of Yukon and First Nations governments to continue working together on the sustainable management of natural resources. Wood and biomass are important for Yukoners and we encourage and welcome your input. Our legislation is built to ensure that the long-term health of the Yukon’s forests are protected and maintained for the benefit of current and future generations.
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources John Streicker
Yukon forests are primarily managed under the Forest Resources Act. The Act features a regime of forest planning, tenures and compliance and enforcement tools that support industry while conserving diverse forest values.
Section 95 of the Act states that the Minister shall establish a process for review of the Act.
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources