The Southern Lakes Wildlife Coordinating Committee used a range of information to develop the Regional Assessment of Wildlife in the Yukon Southern Lakes Area, including:
- Guidance provided by Schedule E, Chapter 16 of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Final Agreement and Schedule B, Chapter 16 of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation Final Agreement;
- Status assessments for each species (or groups of species) and their habitats;
- Traditional knowledge on wildlife of the region, and guidance on how the area should be managed respectfully passed on by Elders; and
- Input from the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, local Renewable Resources Councils, the public, and interested organizations.