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Give input on the recommended Whitehorse and Southern Lakes Forest Resources Management Plan

We’re asking Yukoners with an interest in forest management in the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area to provide their views on the recommended plan. The information we collect will help governments make a decision on the recommended plan.

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.
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How to participate

You can complete an online survey. It will take about 10 minutes. The deadline to complete the survey is September 30, 2019. You can also participate in a community event. We will post the details below as they become available.
Complete the online survey

Community events


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

Marsh Lake

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


October 2
4 to 6 p.m.
Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (Kwanlin Dün First Nation potlatch house)
35 McIntyre Drive


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


Past community events


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

Mt. Lorne

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


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

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


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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