Boreal

WCS Canada Comments on Yukon's Proposed Changes to Forest Resources Act and Regulations April 2023

Cooke, H.


Abstract

The Act and associated Regulations are important legislative tools for ensuring stewardship of ecological, cultural, and other values associated with Yukon’s boreal forests. The Act and Regulations are critical in ensuring forest planning, management, and timber harvest operations avoid significant impacts to Yukon’s forest ecosystems and biodiversity, and associated cultural, social, and ecosystem values, in addition to providing for Yukoners’ wood products needs. Outlined below are our major ‘likes’ of the proposed changes, and what we think is still missing and would improve stewardship of Yukon’s forest resources for current and future generations.

Recommended citation

Cooke, H. (2023). WCS Canada Comments on Yukon's Proposed Changes to Forest Resources Act and Regulations April 2023. WCS Canada. https://global.wcs.org/Resources/Publications/Publications-Search-II/ctl/view/mid/13340/pubid/DMX5001100000.aspx

Hilary Cooke

Hilary Cooke

Co-Director, Northern Boreal Mountains Program

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