About Us

The Southern Lakes Wildlife Coordinating Committee was set up under the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Kwanlin Dün First Nation Final Agreements. The mandate of the committee ended March 31, 2012.

It was made up of six First Nations governments: Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Taku River Tlingit First Nation, and Teslin Tlingit Council. Representatives from the governments of Yukon, Canada, and British Columbia also sat on the SLWCC.

The objectives of the Southern Lakes Wildlife Coordinating Committee were:

  • to coordinate the management of moose, caribou, sheep, and other wildlife and their habitat in the Southern Lakes area to promote their recovery and conservation. The SLWCC considers the future subsistence needs of First Nations in the Southern Lakes area as well as the future harvesting and non-harvesting needs of other users.
  • to coordinate the involvement of its member governments (First Nations, Yukon, Canada, and British Columbia) and others in the management and recovery of wildlife and their habitat in the Southern Lakes area. The SLWCC also promotes improved communications among its member governments and others.