Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Teslin Renewable Resources Council

Department: Environment

Address: Box 186, Teslin, Yukon, Y0A 1B0

Email: teslinrrc@northwestel.net | Phone: 867-390-2323 | Fax: 867-390-2919


Renewable Resources Councils are a primary instrument for local renewable resources management as set out in the final agreements. Each Renewable Resources Council acts in the public interest and in a manner consistent with their Final Agreement to make recommendations to the Minister, the affected Yukon First Nation, the Fish and Wildlife Management Board and the Salmon Sub-Committee on any matter related to conservation of fish and wildlife. Each Renewable Resources Council makes provisions for public involvement in the development of its decisions and its recommendations.

The Council's jurisdiction is the Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory which includes the community of Teslin.

Authority: Teslin Tlingit Council Final Agreement, Chapter 16.6.3

Period: May 29, 1993 to present
Type: Advisory


The 5 clans of the Teslin Tlingit Council each nominate 1 member and the Yukon government nominates 5 members for a total of 10. The Minister of Environment appoints 2 Co-Chairs as determined by the members.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: Must be resident within Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory. A resident is a person who has long term familiarity with Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory and its renewable resources and who lives in Teslin Tlingit Council Traditional Territory.

Term: 5 years.

Meetings: Usually held on the second Tuesday of each month. Council meeting dates and agendas are posted in local shops and government buildings.

Are there any vacancies? Our vacancies page lists ALL boards and committees looking for members.

Apply: There is 1 process to apply to ALL Yukon government boards and committees.

Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Grinde, Adam YG Member 04/01/2014 03/31/2019
Johnstone, Frank YG Member 04/01/2018 03/31/2023
Johnstone, Frank   Vice-Chair    02/13/2019    02/12/2021 
Martychuk, John FN Member 11/04/2015 11/03/2020
Clark, Minnie YG Member 04/01/2016 03/31/2021
Keleher, Randy YG Member 06/27/2018 06/26/2023
Gergel, Roland FN Member 04/23/2014 03/31/2019
Dewhurst, Tim   FN Member   04/23/2014   03/31/2019
Allen, Carolyn   YG Member    12/16/2014    12/15/2019 
Smarch, Sandy   FN Member    04/22/2015    03/31/2020 
Smarch, Sandy   Chair    11/09/2017    03/31/2020