Yukon Wetlands

How do I participate?

We will be developing a Yukon-wide wetlands policy through a roundtable with governments, industry and environmental organizations. If you would like to participate, share your comments and concerns with a government or organization that represents you.

You will also have the chance to comment on the draft policy, once it is collaboratively developed by the roundtable.

We have invited the following organizations to participate:


Municipal governments

Mandated Boards and Councils

Non-governmental organizations / associations


What is this engagement about?

There is currently no framework in place to guide the management of wetlands across Yukon. This has created uncertainty for land managers, industry, and project assessors when dealing with development in wetlands.

The facilitated roundtable meetings are designed for governments and organizations with diverse views to share knowledge, strengthen relationships and collaboratively agree on policy content and outcomes.

The first meeting was held April 10-11, 2018 and a second meeting was held June 19, 2018. We plan to have two more meetings throughout 2018. Together, the roundtable will draft a policy for public review.

After public feedback on the draft policy is collected and considered, we will consult with municipalities, First Nations, Inuvialuit, and transboundary First Nations on the final draft policy before it is recommended to the Government of Yukon for review and approval.

We anticipate a Yukon-wide wetland management policy will be complete at the end of 2019. The purpose of this policy is to provide clear guidance to land managers, industry, and project assessors.

How will my input make a difference?

Your feedback will help build a strong, consistent and united approach to wetland management that is responsive to the values and concerns of Yukoners.

Where can I find related information?

More information on Yukon Wetlands is available in the State of Environment Report.

Where can I find results?

We will share the results of the roundtable discussions and information at each stage of the process on this website.

Give your feedback on the engagement process

Share your thoughts on the engagement process by sending an email to tyler.kuhn@gov.yk.ca or amy.law@gov.yk.ca

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