Lands, Resources and Heritage

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July 2021

 

prestigious awards to tkc citizens

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council is pleased to congratulate Citizens Nakhela Hazel Bunbury and Anne-Marie Miller who have been selected as recipients of the Parks Canada CEO Award of Excellence. Both Nakhela and Anne-Marie are being recognized with this prestigious honour for their contributions to the S.S. Klondike NHS outdoor exhibit renewal.  Anne-Marie Miller serves as TKC’s Heritage Technician. More information here

SUMMER 2021 FLOOD & FIRE WATCH

TKC wants to remind Citizens that regular updates for flood and fire activity are available through postings on TKC’s Facebook page and this website. For the latest fire information, Citizens can go to www.yukon.ca/wildfires. A flood warning was issued for Lake Laberge on July 2 and TKC staff and Citizens have been busy assisting with sandbagging in the area. More information is available at Yukon Protective Services Facebook page or by visiting www.yukon.ca/emergencies.

 

Fishery restrictions requested

As Chinook salmon are now crossing into Canada the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee (YSSC) is asking fishers to plan not to harvest Chinook this year. Alaska has closed their fisheries to allow them to reach their spawning grounds. More information here.

 

Flood warning issued for lake laberge

On July 2 a flood warning was issued for Lake Laberge. Read the full advisory here.

 

SHALLOW BAY CITIZEN CONSULATION – August 4, 2021

TKC’s Lands, Resources and Heritage (LRH) department will be hosting a consultation event on August 4th from 5:00pm to 8:30pm in the Long House at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.  Yukon Government representatives from the Land Planning Branch will be attending to speak with Citizens and answer questions. This consultation is in relation to the subdivision applications received in the Shallow Bay area.  The Shallow Bay Zoning Regulation process will also be discussed.  LRH is striving to have an in-person event.  If this is not possible, a virtual event will be planned in place of in-person.  Please contact Natalie Leclerc, Land Use Planning Coordinator (867) 668-3613 ext. 604 and leave a message or email nleclerc@taan.ca for more information or to confirm your attendance.

 

CITIZEN BARBECUE August 18 event still on!

The TKC LRH Department regrets that due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Yukon a planned Citizen engagement BBQ planned for July 7 has been cancelled. Plans for the Wednesday August 18th BBQ are going ahead at this time. The event will be from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Gazebo Fire Pit, Shipyards Park. The event is to bring TKC LRH staff and Citizens together on what the LRH department’s current and future goals are. We encourage all Citizens to join us for some good food and company. See you there! For more details, contact Shawna Tizya, Wildlife Monitor at (867) 668-3613  ext. 611 or email Monitor1@taan.ca.

 

Fox Creek Weir Citizen Tours – August 2021

TKC Citizens are invited to come and learn about our video weir at Fox Creek! On August 20 & 27 from 10:30am-3:00pm, Lands, Resources & Heritage staff will be leading tours of the video weir, which is located near the mouth of the creek at Lake Laberge. Please come and join us!  Staff will guide you all the way from the Fox Creek bridge to the weir site. It is a 9 km drive down the Fox Creek Road, and a 2 km (30 min) hike from the road to the video weir, so please come prepared with good walking shoes, water and a lunch (optional). See the poster here.

Action Required Due To October 2020 Windstorm

In October 2020, a windstorm caused a significant amount of tree blowdown located within TKC Traditional Territory, with some areas on R12A and R2A severely impacted. During a recent meeting with Yukon’s Forest Management Branch, Lands, Resources and Heritage (LRH) staff were updated about potential concerns for the overall forest health in the area resulting from this severe wind event. Read more