Yukon Regional & Sub-regional Plans
Regional land use planning is a tool that derives from Yukon First Nations Final Agreements. Seven regional land use plans are proposed for the Yukon:
North Yukon: Completed
Peel Watershed: Final consultations completed; we are waiting for the 'What We Heard' report describing the results of the final consultations, and then for the parties involved (Yukon government and the Peel First Nation governments) to finalize a plan. (More info at www.protectpeel.ca).
Dawson: Will be restarting once the Peel process is finalized.
There is also a sub-regional land use plan currently underway for the Beaver River Watershed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that Sub-regional Land Use Planning has occurred in the Yukon. If it's done right, it's a chance to assess the cultural and ecological values of the land, establish the potential impacts of this road and the mining it would enable, and look at opportunities for conservation. Please read more here.