(Note: this news release originally said that the public could collect commercial permits over the counter. We have corrected this error.)
Yukoners can now get free Personal Use Fuelwood Permits online to cut up to 11 cords (25 cubic metres) of firewood per year on public land for personal use.
The new Personal Use Fuelwood e-service allows convenient service for Yukoners who want to get out in the forest quickly. The online fuelwood option is part of the growing number of e-services the Government of Yukon offers, including camping and fishing permits and vehicle registrations.
The online permit is for designated harvesting areas only. Maps of designated cutting areas are available for printing on Yukon.ca. People wanting to harvest wood in non-designated areas, or for commercial purposes, should visit the local Compliance, Monitoring and Inspections office.
We’re excited to expand e-services for personal use fuelwood permits to the many Yukoners who heat their homes and shops with wood and who choose to cut their own firewood. In addition to this new online service, all our wood permits are still available over the counter in Whitehorse and in our district offices.
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai
The Government of Yukon issues over 1,100 personal use fuelwood permits annually.
The personal use fuelwood permit has always been free of charge to the public.
Personal use fuelwood and commercial permits will continue to be offered from Compliance, Monitoring and Inspections offices in Whitehorse and in the communities.