The Government of Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation have commenced a local area planning process for the community of Tagish.
For current information, please visit the local area planning pages on the Tagish community website.
On this page:
Carcross/Tagish First Nation appointees
Bill Barrett Sr.
Yukon government appointees
What are Local Area Plans?
Local area planning is a form of land use planning that is done in unincorporated communities for private land, Yukon public land, and Settlement Land. Local area plans contain policies and maps that designate different areas for different land uses.
The Tagish local area plan will be developed with the assistance of a planning consultant and involve a planning committee, which is made up of people that are familiar with the land use issues in the planning area.
What are the benefits of local area planning?
Planning assists in defining a community's vision of the future and how it can move forward in that direction. A local area plan provides guidelines and policies to minimize land use conflicts and make sure that future development and growth occur in a way that supports the community’s vision and that is consistent with Yukon government and First Nation policies and legislation. The planning process provides local residents with an opportunity to share their views by participating in preparing a future land use concept.
Why are the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and the Government of Yukon preparing a local area plan for Tagish together?
Section 31 [ 86 KB] of the Carcross/Tagish Self-government Agreement mandates the Yukon government and Carcross/Tagish First Nation to jointly develop local area plans and zoning regulations for Carcross and Tagish.
What are the benefits of a joint local area plan?
There are several benefits in planning for an area with all the parties involved, including:
Tomoko Hagio, Land Use Planner
EMR Land Planning Branch
Government of Yukon
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3179
Tami Grantham, Natural Resources Coordinator
Carcross/Tagish First Nation