• Yukon’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, motivated and productive.
  • Yukon is home to one of the world’s largest iron ore deposits and one of the world’s largest undeveloped lead-zinc districts.
  • Yukon has been a site location for a number of feature films including the 20th Century Fox's, "The Big Year" starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black.
  • Yukoners enjoy a very high quality of life.
  • Partnerships are key to our success.
  • Yukon is open for business.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises continue to be Yukon’s largest private sector employer.
  • Yukon businesses are leading the way.

Forestry

Yukon forestry

Forestry has long been a successful industry in Yukon and is now expanding into prominence. Boreal forests cover 57 per cent of Yukon amounting to over 281,000kms of forested land. White spruce and lodgepole pine are Yukon’s primary commercial tree species, found in abundance in select regions. Due to Yukon's short summers, trees are slow-growing and close-grained, yielding high-quality, hardy wood.

The Government of Yukon manages forestry responsibly according to the Forest Resources Act (FRA). The FRA and associated regulations provide the requirements for tenures, planning and compliance and enforcement. There are Annual Allowable Cut and Annual Limit zones that state the maximum volume to be harvested for a given period in each zone. For more information on forest management, timber supply and tenures, please contact the Forest Management Branch or visit their website.

See the Forestry Act.


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