ATV Legislation Questions: April 18, 2016

Transcript of an exchange between Jim Tredger, Yukon NDP MLA for Mayo-Tatchun and Minister Scott Kent,  Energy, Mines and Resources and  Highways and Public Works in the Yukon Legislature April 18, 2016.

ATV Questions in Legislature Mon.April 18, 2016.

ATV Access Effects on Moose Population

 Biologist Shawn Taylor with Environment Yukon believes that the decline in past years of moose populations could be attributed to hunters who were able to get to moose pastures, miles from roads or trails, with all terrain vehicles.


ATV REGULATIONS SURVEY RESULTS - posted January 14, 2016

Online ATV Regulations Survey

In support of the Yukon Government's efforts to consult with Yukon people before developing Regulations to manage ATV's, TOYA created a more user-accessible format and survey document which was made available to the public on the TOYA website. The results of this survey are contained in the following summary. For full disclosure of the raw data and comments made by the public and submitted by TOYA to the Yukon Government, see the Excel attachment below:

Summary of Results of TOYA ATV Regulation Consultation Document (pdf)

Excel Document Containing All Responses to the Online Survey (xlsx)

TOYA ATV Survey Conducted at Lake Laberge Yukon Lion's Trade Show

TOYA conducted a simple survey on possible regulations for management of ATV’s in Yukon at the 2015 Lake Laberge Yukon Lion’s Trade Show. A summary of the results of this survey can be viewed below, and a full listing of comments made by the public on those surveys can also be viewed below. These surveys were submitted in support of the Yukon Government’s consultation with the public before developing regulations for the management of ATV’s in the Yukon.

 Summary of Surveys Conducted by TOYA at the 2015 Lake Laberge Yukon Lion’s Trade Show (pdf)

Comments Made by Yukon Public as Part of Surveys Conducted by TOYA at the 2015 Lake Laberge Yukon Lion’s Trade Show (pdf)

Updates - 2015




TOYA Talking Points Re: ORV Consultation (PDF)



TOYA Speaks Out on Flawed Process

ORV consultation called confusing, badly timed (Whitehorse Star, May 15,  2015)

ATV consultation is stuck in 1980: TOYA (Yukon News May 15, 2015)

TOYA asks Yukon govt not to toy around when it comes to public consultation (CBC Yukon, May 15, 2015)



Record fines given to two off-road vehicle users for joyriding in river:

Summary of Trails Only Yukon Activity - 2014

January 2015 Newsletter

Yukon News Special Commentary by Ken Taylor:

Yukon broke promises on ATV management

Yukon News Editorial- Real Action Needed:

Half measures won’t help our Hinterland


Geography geeks have lots of fancy words to describe landscape features. Let us propose a new one:

An ugly spiderweb of all-terrain vehicle ruts that scars Yukon's fragile hinterland may be known as a "Curry".


Trails Only Yukon Rack Card:

Download Full Size PDF Version

Speech from 2014 Fish and Game Banquet

Common Beliefs Document

BC Beefs Up Rules For Off-Road Vehicle Operators (Vancouver Sun Article)


Older News

An Annotated History of the ATV Issue From 1981 to 2013  (April 2013)

Letter from Currie Dixon, Minister of Environment and Brad Cathers, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources:

Taking Action on Off-Road Vehicles (pdf - January 11th, 2013)

Concise Information Packet

What's Happening Now

Info and Facts for Letter WritingThis letter and the Action Plan for Moving Forward Brochure was hand delivered to each MLA in the beginning of March, 2012

Read the letter

Booklet prepared for Meetings with the Premier and the  Environment Minister:

Toya Booklet (April 2012)

Cartoons by Doug Urquhart

Who are we?

We are a broad-based coalition of Yukon people and organizations that is deeply concerned about the effects of the proliferation of ATV’s and their use in the wild lands of the Yukon. Many of us either own or have used ATV’s ourselves and recognize the right of owners and enthusiasts to use these machines in legitimate and sustainable ways, be it for hunting, work, wilderness exploration, or just plain recreational joy.

We base all our efforts on the values of responsibility, wise stewardship and the desire to leave a legacy for the next generation of a pristine wilderness environment.

Our goals are:

  1. Designated ATV trails in the Yukon wilderness
  2. ATV legislation
  3. Effective enforcement
  4. Education

Specific concerns include:

1.    Damage to fragile alpine and wetlands
2.    Harassment, disturbance and displacement of wildlife
3.    Over-harvest in accessed areas
4.    Cutting of new trails