Fish and Wildlife Management Board (Yukon)

  • About the Fish and Wildlife Management Board (Yukon)
  • Apply to be a member of the Fish and Wildlife Management Board (Yukon)
  • Current Members

  1. About the Fish and Wildlife Management Board (Yukon)

    The Board, acting in the public interest and consistent with Chapter 16 of the Umbrella Final Agreement and First Nation Final Agreements and taking into consideration all relevant factors including recommendations of the Councils, may make recommendations to the Minister, to Yukon First Nations and the Councils, on all matters related to Fish and Wildlife management, Legislation, research, policies, and programs.

    With a mandate to address issues that affect all of Yukon, the Board focuses on policies and legislation for sustainable fish, wildlife, and habitat management. The board consolidates the best available technical, traditional, and local knowledge through public participation, to make recommendations on management decisions to First Nations, territorial, and federal governments.

    • Authority: Umbrella Final Agreement, Chapter 16.7
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: no legislated requirements to join
    • Term: 5 years
    • Meetings: 6 to 7 times per year
    • Department: Environment
    • Honoraria: $200 per day

  2. Apply to be a member of the Fish and Wildlife Management Board (Yukon)

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.

    Apply

    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: boards.committees@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission


    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.


  3. Current Members
    • Blanche Warrington First Nations member from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025
    • Carl Sidney, Government of Yukon member from October 26, 2017 to October 25, 2022 and chair from June 25, 2020 to May 1, 2021.
    • Cheyenne Bradley First Nations member from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025
    • Danny Cresswell, First Nations member from February 14, 2018 to February 13, 2023
    • Dawn Kisoun, Government of Yukon member from March 24, 2020 to March 23, 2025
    • Dennis Dickson, First Nations member from February 14, 2018 to February 13, 2023
    • Franklin Patterson Jr., Government of Yukon member from October 24, 2019 to October 23, 2024
    • John Burdek First Nations member from April 11, 2019 to April 10, 2024
    • Kenneth Taylor, Government of Yukon member from April 18, 2018 to April 17, 2023 
    • Michelle Dawson-Beattie, First Nations member from April 11, 2019 to April 10, 2024 
    • Randy Taylor, Government of Yukon member from October 24, 2019 to February 13, 2023 and vice-chair from June 25, 2020 to May 1, 2021
    • Sebastian Jones, Government of Yukon member from October 24, 2019 to October 23, 2024

Contact 

For questions about the Fish and Wildlife Management Board email officemanager@yfwmb.ca or phone 867-667-3754, or fax 867-393-6947, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 3754.