Friday, March 24, 2017

Heritage, Lands and Natural Resources

The HLNR Department represents the 'spiritual' portion of the medicine wheel. This Department is responsible for monitoring, protecting, and responsibly managing all C/TFN lands, habitats, fish, wildlife, and culture for present and future generations.

Environmental monitors patrol the traditional territory and respond to request or enquiries about activities on settlement land and traditional territory in Yukon and British Columbia. The staff is always working toward improving land management through the use of legislation, policies, leasing, mapping, and land use planning. All requests - including spot land applications, agricultural developments, lease applications, mining and exploration requests, water, forestry, and land use - go to the Land Use Team for recommendations, comments, or actions.

The HLNR Department also fosters traditional activities by operating a language program, as well as carving, artist support, and many other activities.

Heritage, Lands and Natural Resources Priorities:

icon HLNR Priorities 2014 (172.45 kB)

For more information on land leases or to apply for a lease, use this form: Lease Application (145.53 kB)

If you would like to develop on C/TFN land, use this form:  Development Application (150.77 kB)

If you would like to access C/TFN land for commercial purposes, use this form: Commercial Access Application (136.71 kB)

To see an overview of how the land application process works view the Land Application Flowchart


 Information on hunting

Department Directory

Display # 
Name Position Phone
Lawrence Ignace Director 867 821 4251 ext 8222
Frank James Lands Manager 821-4251 Ext. 8217 332-1706
Natalie Leclerc Natural Resource Manager 867 821 4251 ext 8219
Wesley Barrett Field Operations/Eco Environmental 821-4251 Ext. 8264
Pat Hiebert HLNR Office Administrator 821-4251 Ext. 8216
Miles Johnson GIS & Lands Technician 821-4251 Ext. 8218
Keith Wolfe-Smarch Master Carver (Carving Bldg) 821-6012
Charlie James & Patrick James On Call Environmental Monitor 821-4251 Ext. 8216
Donna Geddes Land Monitor
Corey Edzerza Land Monitor
Derek Grose Heritage Manager 867 821 4251
Deborah Baerg Language Nest Coordinator 821 4251 ext 8207
Gray Ridge Boardroom 821-4251 Ext. 7003