The Lands and Resources Department is currently analyzing timber in the Teslin Tlingit Traditional Territory. Once completed, consultation will begin to develop harvest planning.
Teslin Strategic Forest Management Plan
The Teslin Strategic Forest Management Plan (SFMP) has been co-developed by Teslin Tlingit Council and the Yukon Government, as set out in Section 17.5 of the Final Agreement. The purpose of the Teslin SFMP is to provide a sustainable development strategy for the forests of the Teslin Tlingit Traditional Territory. It is a first step in defining a forest land base to which the plan would apply. This plan is intended to contribute to a sustainable forest-based economy, a key component of regional economic stability, while protecting and integrating ecological, traditional, resource, heritage and other community values. It is also intended to provide a clear framework and practical guidance for forest managers and planners. The SFMP establishes what issues and concerns, values and interests, must be addressed as forest resource development moves forward in the region.