Energy, Mines and Resources

Welcome to the Yukon Placer Secretariat

The Yukon Placer Secretariat was established to coordinate the completion and implementation of the Fish Habitat Management System for Yukon Placer Mining.

The new fish habitat management system is designed to balance the objectives of conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat supporting fisheries and a sustainable placer mining industry in Yukon.

This website provides information on the Secretariat, the management system, placer mining and aquatic life in Yukon. You will also find information on how to prepare a placer mining project proposal.

Documents that set out the technical details of the Fish Habitat Management System for Yukon Placer Mining are available on our Resource Centre page.

Please browse through the website. We hope it will provide the information you are seeking. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us for help.

What's new...

McQuesten River Watershed Placer Authorization and map has been updated.

One Page Overview of the Findings and Recommendations (One page overview of the Implementation Status Review Report below)  128 KB is now available

Implementation Status Review of the Fish Habitat Management System for Yukon Placer Mining Summary of Findings and Recommendations  809 KB is now available

The Yukon Placer Secretariat has moved to the Elijah Smith Building in Whitehorse. 300 Main Street, Room 330.

Note: There are no Watershed Authorizations in place for the Liard and Alsek watersheds. Applications for review, forms and process to apply for a placer mine in the Liard or Alsek watershed can be obtained from the Yukon Placer Secretariat, contact information can be found online at,