Committees

Our committees are issue or project based working groups that are comprised of hard working and dedicated volunteers.  The work of our committees have helped to shape legislation, provide valuable data, protect wild spaces,  raise safety standards, and successfully promote the Yukon's wilderness tourism industry.

Here are just a few examples of our committees' past or current contributions:

Environment

  • Oil and gas best practices
  • Tourism resource mapping
  • Land use planning
  • Forestry
  • Environmental  NGO liaison
  • YESAB  monitoring
  • Peel Land-Use Plan

Legislation

  • Marine Liability Act
  • Rafting regulations
  • Trans-boundary issues
  • Wilderness Tourism Licensing Act review
  • Sled Dog Regulations

Marketing

  • Yukon Wild Cooperative Marketing Program
  • Familiarization tours
  • Photo protocols
  • Social Media
  • Trade Shows

Research

  • Commercial wilderness lands policy research project
  • Wilderness tourism industry status report
  • Invasive species

Education

  • River rafting certification
  • Yukon College advisory committee
  • Best environmental practices project
  • Driver Training
  • Leave No Trace Seminars
  • Crisis Communications

Other advocacy and initiatives

  • Liability insurance
  • Worker's Compensation Board (rates, legislation)
  • Yukon River Clean-Up
  • Emergency Contact List

 

If you are interested in an issue or project and would like to create a working group, please contact Kelly at info@wtay.com or at (867) 668-3369.