Images from the Conference

Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
singing at the Gala
Planning the New North
Planning the New North
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
Planning the New North
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
Planning the New North
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees
Dan Paleczny
giving his perspectives on transboundary land use planning
Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
Planning the New North
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
Planning the New North
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan

Presenter: Lisa Walker - Natural Resources Legislative Advisor and Negotiator, Forest Management branch, Government of Yukon

A Forest Resources Management Plan is a strategic level forest management plan that provides guidance to forest resources management within a region of Yukon. An FRMP provides guidelines on forest harvesting and identifies areas where harvesting may occur. It can also provide forest management recommendations relating to habitat, access management, timber and non-timber values. FRMPs originate from First Nations Final Agreements and Yukon’s Forest Resources Act. The FRMP Joint Planning Committee includes representation from Yukon Government and First Nations who’s Traditional Territory falls within the planning boundary. In addition to FN Final Agreements, forest management is regulated by the Yukon Forest Resources Act (FRA). The FRA was developed in by Yukon First Nations, Renewable Resource Councils and Yukon government. The purpose, contents, and process for Forest Resources Management Plans are also set out in the FRA. There are approved Forest Resources Management Plans in Dawson, Haines Junction and Teslin, which were all developed collaboratively with First Nations and RRCs. The current Whitehorse and Southern Lakes FRMP is a partnership between the Carcross / Tagish First Nation, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council and Yukon Government. Two renewable resource councils participate in the process, Carcross / Tagish RRC and Laberge RRC. When the Joint Planning Committee is finished their work, they will recommend.