Caring for our Land, Water and Animals

KDFN’s Lands and Resources Department is responsible for monitoring Kwanlin Dün Traditional Territory in partnership with other government agencies. This includes records management, policy development, budgeting, proposal writing, preparation of briefings, and intergovernmental communication.

Compliance and enforcement

  • Enforcing Kwanlin Dün legislation and legal agreements.
  • Hunting, fishing and trapping on KDFN Settlement Land; accepted land uses; Category A and B land use etiquette.

Land steward program

  • “On the land” stewardship
  • Educating citizens and visitors on the appropriate use of and respect for the land.

Fish and wildlife

  • Recording information on structures, illegal and legal activity on settlement land, fish and wildlife habitat and traplines.

Natural Resources Management

  • Wildlife management planning, hunt permitting, habitat protection, and legislative review.
  • Developing and implementing reclamation plans
  • Forest, mining, oil & gas and water resource management legislation, policy and program review and development projects with Government of Yukon.

Kwanlin Dün’s land stewards are responsible for taking care of KDFN’s settlement land parcels.

Their important work helps KDFN decide which parcels of land need remediation work the most. Their presence also ensures that KDFN is visible on the land, and that any unauthorized use of settlement land can be addressed quickly and safely.