Wildlife Management and Conservation Plan

The Wildlife Management and Conservation Plan is a keystone piece of work for our Council. It offers guidance and information to our Council members, government, co-management organizations, environmental assessment bodies, Inuvialuit and other indigenous organizations, and the general public. It also helps to inform research priorities and projects.


The First Plan

Along with the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement came certain requirements and responsibilities, delegated to the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope).

The Yukon North Slope Wildlife Conservation and Management Plan was one such requirement and considerable collaborative work went into the first edition of the Plan.

A Guiding Document

An important resource for anyone interested in the Yukon’s North Slope, the Wildlife Conservation and Management Plan outlines goals, objectives, and concrete actions needed to conserve and protect this exceptional environment. It also highlights the important relationship between the Inuvialuit and their land. Realization of the Plan is dependant upon strong cooperation in the region – everyone must play their part.

The Next Phase

All three volumes of the original plan represent a monumental body of work. While these efforts have been foundational, it is time to update our understanding of the current state of the Yukon North Slope. 

Our Council and partners have been doing just that, with the goal of releasing a new edition of the Wildlife Management and Conservation Plan in the near future.

You can download the current edition of the plan below, issued in three volumes: Volume I was produced in 1996, Volume II in 2003, and Volume III in 2012. Our Council is currently working on updating these materials to more accurately reflect the current situation on the Yukon's North Slope.

The Land and the Legacy - Taimanga Nunapta Pitqusia: Volume I

Volume I

Volume I provides an overview of the environment and its people.

Explore Volume I

The Land and the Legacy - Taimanga Nunapta Pitqusia: Volume II

Volume II

Volume II outlines the six goals of the Plan and their objectives.

Explore Volume II

The Land and the Legacy - Taimanga Nunapta Pitqusia: Volume III

Volume III

Volume III provides a species status report (as of 2012) for the wildlife of the Yukon North Slope.

Explore Volume III