Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Review 2010-11 Yukon Fish and Wildlife Co-Management
Review Committee Members

The review committee was made up of six members. Three members were designated by Environment Yukon and three members were designated by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board.


Karen Clyde
Manager, Habitat Programs
Fish & Wildlife Branch, Environment Yukon

Karen has 17 years experience developing community-based approaches to fish, wildlife, and habitat management alongside Yukon First Nations, boards, and councils; since 1999 she has worked for Environment Yukon. Prior to this, Karen worked for White River First Nation, Carcross-Tagish First Nation, and the Council of Yukon First Nations in wildlife management and supporting Final Agreement negotiations. She has been a member of a number management planning teams for territory-wide ranging species, species at risk, habitat protection areas, a territorial park, and is a member of the Recovery of Nationally Endangered Wildlife in Canada (RENEW) national working group.

Karen has a M.S. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks examining moose-habitat relationships in west central Yukon.


Mark O’Donoghue
Northern Tutchone Regional Biologist
Fish & Wildlife Branch, Environment Yukon

Mark has worked as regional biologist in the Northern Tutchone traditional territories since 1998, based in Mayo. In this position, he has worked closely with First Nations and Renewable Resources Councils, providing technical support and participating in co-management processes, including developing community-based fish and wildlife and Habitat Protection Area plans. Prior to this, Mark worked as a biologist in Newfoundland and in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Mark has a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia examining lynx-coyote-snowshoe hare predator-prey relationships in the southwest Yukon.


Harvey Jessup
Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

Harvey Jessup is a member of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board and has lived in Yukon for 39 years. He recently retired from Yukon Government's Department of Environment where he was the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Branch. Throughout his 33 year career with Environment Yukon, Harvey was engaged in all aspects of wildlife conservation including enforcement, research and management. He worked closely with First Nation Governments as well as renewable resources advisory Boards and Councils implementing sections of Land Claim Final Agreements pertinent to fish and wildlife management.

Harvey served on the National Board of Directors of the Fur Institute of Canada for 20 years including 6 years as the Chair of the Research and Conservation Committee.


Frank Thomas
Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

Frank Thomas is a member of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, and has lived in the Yukon for 35 years – he lives in the Village of Teslin. He is a an electrical contractor and currently works for the Village of Teslin as the Chief Executive Officer. Frank was on the Teslin Renewable Resources Council for three years during its inception, and fulfilled an additional year on the Council prior to being placed on the Board. He is a Canadian Ranger, a volunteer fire fighter, a hunting guide, and an active trapper who enjoys hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors.


Doug Larsen
Strategic Advisor
Fish & Wildlife Branch, Environment Yukon

Doug currently holds the position of Strategic Advisor, Yukon Fish and Wildlife Branch. Doug has lived in the Yukon for 33 years and employed by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Branch for the past 32 years. Over that time he has held the positions of Moose Biologist for the Yukon, and Chief of Wildlife Management. He has served as the Yukon government representative on two co-management boards - the Porcupine Caribou Management Board and the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope). Throughout his 32 year career with Environment Yukon, Doug was engaged in many aspects of wildlife conservation including research on moose/predator relationships in the southern Yukon, and developing and implementing the Yukon wide moose management program. He has worked on moose, caribou, sheep, wolves, grizzly bear, black bear, and polar bear both from the perspective of field programs and through program/policy development. He worked closely with First Nation Governments and the Inuvialuit. Doug has a Bachelors degree in Zoology.


Wayne Jim
Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

Wayne has over 35 years experience working with Yukon First Nations and First Nations organizations such as Council for Yukon First Nations, Yukon Northern Native Broadcasting, and many First Nation communities. In his earlier years, he spent much time on the land with family and friends, hunting and living off the land using horses along side his father, Paddy Jim and Uncle Elijah Smith, who both played very influential roles in creating his path in life. As well, Wayne worked with Yukon Outfitters, where he witnessed a lot of the true beauty of this vast country and the importance of why we should strive for ecological preservation for our future generations. Wayne still works very closely with his father teaching the younger generation traditional practices and knowledge. For a brief moment in life, Wayne worked as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Takhini/McIntyre riding, meeting and talking to Yukoners in all of the communities. At present he is employed with Yukon government Highways and Public Works – Property Management Division as a Project Officer. He was a member of the Yukon Municipal Board, and at present, Wayne is a member of the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee, and the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Review Committee. 

Wayne has over 20 years of direct and indirect experience in land claims and self-government negotiations, as well as settlement implementation planning sessions with his community. He has intensive training in facilitation, problem solving, planning processes, and teamwork networking (brainstorming) is his largest motivational inspiration, particularly when consensus-building and decisions are required.


Lindsay Staples

Lindsay Staples has an M.A. in sociology from York University in Toronto. He has over 30 years research experience on resource management and public policy issues. He has provided consulting services to government and non-government organizations, and aboriginal organizations in the areas of resource allocation and management, land use and conservation planning, subsistence and regional economies, socio-economic and environmental impact assessment, wildlife compensation and economic benefits agreements, and institutional and political development.

Lindsay has over 25 years of direct experience in land claims negotiations and settlement implementation, and the development of self-government arrangements in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and British Columbia. Additionally, he brings to his work in all of these areas extensive practical experience in public process design and management, particularly as it relates to consensus-building and decision-making.

The six-person review committee coordinated the review and evaluate the recommendations of the original management plan, and took into consideration the comments received and current research.

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