Heritage Reserves

Heritage Reserves: Management Priorities Planning

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Heritage reserves are internal government reserves managed by Tourism and Culture for the purpose of conserving heritage resources throughout the Yukon. Sixteen reserves have been identified for conservation prioritization and future planning. These reserves include sites on many First Nation’s traditional territories and in many parts of the Yukon. For a list of included reserves please visit OurYukonHeritage.

The current project involves creating Statements of Significance for all sixteen reserves by identifying heritage values and site elements which are critical to maintain heritage value. Using this, as well as accounting for a variety of criteria such as site access, site use (including interpretive opportunities) and implementation cost, reserves will be prioritised for future planning.  

An essential part of understanding heritage value is through reaching out to communities with a relationship to the historic site. Interested Yukoners can participate by visiting the OurYukonHeritage website and describe the importance and relevance of these sites to them, their community and the Yukon as a whole. There will also be public open houses in both Whitehorse and Dawson where Yukoners will be able to ask questions and contribute knowledge to the project team.  

Further information relating to this project will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available.