Co-management of Yukon's fish & wildlife: A brief history
Co-management of Yukon's fish and wildlife has evolved since the early 1990's with the implementation of Yukon First Nation Final Agreements. These modern day treaty agreements spell out the requirements for the Yukon Government, First Nations, Renewable Resource Councils and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board to collaborate and coordinate the management of fish and wildlife populations.
This collaboration between management agencies has led to the development of management plans – for species defined by population or geographic area, for special management areas identified through land claim negotiations, and for the development of "community-based" fish and wildlife plans. All plans have been developed in Yukon communities with participation by local residents, stakeholders and governments and offer a community supported approach to management. The plans have been widely supported by Yukon communities and have strengthened working relationships between planning participants.
This site provides background information about the development of co-management plans, as well as links to current and past fish, wildlife and habitat management plans.
We are currently working on updating content on this website. Some pages may be temporarily unavailable. See the Environment Yukon website for up to date co-management publications.
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