Propose a temporary off-road vehicle restriction

We can temporarily restrict off-road vehicle use for up to 90 days in cases when immediate protection of sensitive areas is necessary.

We can create the temporary restrictions in areas:

  • not proposed to become an off-road vehicle management area; or
  • that are proposed to become an off-road vehicle management area; when
    • the proposal is out for public review and First Nation consultation; or
    • the trail plan is currently being developed.

Timeline

We are not currently accepting proposals for temporary off-road vehicle restrictions. We'll start accepting proposals on January 29, 2022.

We'll create temporary restrictions in 2021 if a completed Government of Yukon public planning process recommends them.

Eligibility

You can submit a proposal for a temporary off-road vehicle restriction if you represent:

  • the Government of Canada;
  • the Government of Yukon;
  • a Yukon First Nations government;
  • a municipal government;
  • the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board;
  • a Renewable Resource Council; or
  • a Local Advisory Council.

If you do not represent any of the above organizations, you must have 1 of them complete and submit the application on your behalf.

Prepare your proposal

Your application must contain:

  • your name and contact details;
  • a description of the proposed temporary off-road vehicle restriction area;
  • reasons why the restriction should be created;
  • evidence for why the area requires restrictions, such as:
    • details of off-road vehicle damage;
    • images of the area;
    • studies describing the area’s sensitivity;
    • affidavits of the sensitivity or damage; or
    • documentation of support from affected First Nations.

Submit your proposal

We are not currently accepting proposals for temporary off-road vehicle restrictions. We will start accepting proposals on January 29, 2022.

  1. Submit your proposal to the Land Management Branch.
    In person: We're located at 320-300 Main Street in Whitehorse. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Land Management Branch (K-320)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
  2. We’ll inspect the area to confirm the need for a temporary restriction.
  3. We review your proposal and make a decision on creating a temporary restriction.
Contact: 

The Land Management Branch can help you with any questions. Phone 867-667-3185 or email Michael.Draper@yukon.ca.