Interim staking withdrawal extended for Peel Watershed Region
May 3, 2013
The Government of Yukon issued an extension to the interim withdrawal from mineral staking for all lands in the Peel Watershed Region. The interim staking withdrawal will apply to subsurface mineral staking administered under the Quartz Mining Act and Placer Mining Act until December 31, 2013.
Yukon government releases feedback for Peel Watershed Land Use Plan Consultation
April 4, 2013
On April 4, the Government of Yukon released the “What We Heard” document, summarizing comments provided during the recent Peel Watershed regional land use plan, along with all the feedback received on the consultation website.
Moving forward on land use planning for the Peel Watershed region
March 20, 2013
On March 20, 2013, the Government of Yukon released the Peel Watershed regional land use plan consultation statistics.
Public consultation period on Peel Watershed land use plan is now closed
February 26, 2013
On February 25, 2013, the Government of Yukon concluded four months of public consultation on the Peel Watershed land use plan. The public and stakeholders were invited to provide input on a suite of land use designation tools which could be applied to the Peel Watershed Region.
All submissions received during the public consultation period will be posted on the consultation website at www.peelconsultation.ca. Feedback is being processed for uploading, and will be posted on the consultation website as soon as possible. Government of Yukon continues to meet and work with affected First Nations during the ongoing First Nation consultation process, which will end on March 25, 2013.
Government of Yukon would like to thank those individuals and groups who took the time to review the proposed land use designation tools and concepts along with the Final Recommended Plan and submit their comments on the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan during this important consultation process.
Government extends relief from assessment in Peel Watershed region
January 29, 2013
The Government of Yukon has extended the relief from assessment order affecting all claim holders in the Peel Watershed planning region until February 4, 2014. No work on claims or payment in lieu will be required to keep affected quartz mineral claims in good standing.
Extension to Interim Withdrawal from Staking in the Peel Watershed Region
August 30, 2012
The Government of Yukon today issued a temporary extension to the interim withdrawal from mineral staking for all lands in the Peel Watershed region.
The interim staking withdrawal will apply to subsurface mineral staking administered under the Quartz Mining Act and Placer Mining Act until May 4, 2013. Work on existing mineral claims is allowed.
Rights for oil and gas, and coal will not be issued in the region during this eight-month period.
Current regulatory processes for surface activities will continue to apply throughout the region.
Principles Developed to Complete Peel Plan
February 14, 2012
The Government of Yukon has developed eight core principles that will be used to guide modifications to the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan, Premier Pasloski announced today.
The Government of Yukon principles are:
The Yukon government continues to support an approach that balances access for industry and other users while establishing protection in key habitat areas within the Peel Watershed.
Energy, Mines and Resources,
Corporate Policy and Planning