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Learn about the recommended Whitehorse and Southern Lakes Forest Resources Management Plan

After years of collaborative effort, we have a plan for the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area that will provide a balanced approach for the management and use of forests in the area.

Find out about the plan

The Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area is located in the headwaters of the Yukon River. It covers 1.49 million hectares and includes public land and First Nations Settlement Land.

The plan was developed by:

  • Carcross/Tagish First Nation;
  • Kwanlin Dün First Nation;
  • Ta’an Kwäch’än Council; and
  • Government of Yukon.

The plan:

  • identifies values and interests related to the area’s forests; and
  • provides a balanced approach for the management and use of these forests.

It guides:

  • how and where forest harvesting may occur;
  • how forest management will contribute to the local economy; and
  • how to address the risk of forest fires in the area.

About the public consultation

Public consultation on the recommended plan was held from June 18 to September 30, 2019.

We asked Yukoners with an interest in forest management in the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area to provide their view on the recommended plan.

The consultation period has ended and we have compiled survey results and comments into a "What We Heard Report.” The information that we collected will help governments make a decision on the recommended plan.

Past community events


October 3
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Carcross Learning Centre – Clan room

Marsh Lake

September 18
4 to 6 p.m.
Marsh Lake Community Centre

Mt. Lorne

July 16
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Lorne Community Centre


August 27
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tagish Community Hall


June 20
3 to 7 p.m.
Fireweed Community Market (Shipyards Park)

July 4
3 to 7 p.m.
Fireweed Community Market (Shipyards Park)

September 9
4 to 6 p.m.
Research Forest, North Klondike Highway, 1 kilometre north of the Takhini River bridge.

October 9
4 to 6 p.m.
Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (Kwanlin Dün First Nation potlatch house)
35 McIntyre Drive

Map of planning area

Comments? Questions?

If you have questions or comments about the recommended plan, contact the Government of Yukon's representative by phone at 867-334-2838 or email 

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