Identifying the heritage resource values in a development area allows proponents to plan projects that have minimum impacts to archaeological and historic sites. Read our best management practices to better understand how to manage impacts to heritage resources.
- Land use and land applications
- Placer mining best management practices for heritage resources
- Mineral exploration best management practices for heritage resources
- Oil and gas best management practices for heritage resources
- Wilderness tourism best management practices for heritage resources
- Fossils at Yukon placer mines best management practice
- Burial sites and human remains best management practices
Resources for proponents and fieldworkers
Read our field guides to help identify heritage sites you may encounter during operations.
- Archaeology in the Yukon English
- Archaeology in the Yukon French
- Handbook for the identification of heritage sites and features
- Guidelines respecting the discovery of human remains and First Nation burial sites
Accessing heritage site information
To request heritage resource site information please fill out a site access license agreement and send to Greg Hare. If you have questions about the agreement please call 867-667-3771.
Legislation and policies
The Umbrella Final Agreement was signed in 1993 and provides the framework through which Yukon Final Agreements have been negotiated. Chapter 13 of the final Agreements provides the mandate for protecting and managing heritage resources in Yukon. The Historic Resources Act and the Archaeological Sites Regulation are the laws that protect heritage resources in Yukon. Heritage resources are also managed in mining law as well as the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act.
- List of applicable legislation and policies are available here.