Best Management Practices for Heritage Resources have been developed to provide information and assistance to Mining, Oil & Gas and the Wilderness Tourism industries in project planning and implementation to ensure the protection of Yukon's heritage resources.
Heritage or historic resources exist throughout the Yukon landscape in all terrains including mountain tops, and even under water. Remains of built heritage in many instances are fragile due to their age and composition, which is frequently wood or other organic materials.
Inventories of historic resources are lacking for many regions of the Yukon. Many remote areas have never been surveyed and the historic resources are not adequately documented. Backcountry activities and use may inadvertently impact on historic resources. Industry, in the course of work on their projects, can assist in heritage protection by becoming informed about heritage resource identification and by implementing site avoidance and buffering when heritage resources are encountered to help preserve the evidence of Yukon's history. By adopting historic resources "Best Management Practices" Industry can assist in the protection and appreciation of Yukon's rich heritage.