Regional land use planning is a step by step process where the Yukon government, First Nations, stakeholders and residents develop a blueprint to guide the future use and development of land in their area.
Regional land use planning facilitates land uses that promote orderly development while considering the values of the land, and providing for economic, social and environmental well being of the residents of the region.
A final regional land use plan provides a broad level vision and goals for the allocation, management and use of land and resources, including renewable, non-renewable and water-based resources within a region.
New Planning Regions Map for Northern Yukon
September 2, 2014 – The Yukon government has created a new map that illustrates how the Land Use Designations of the current regional land use planning regions (North Yukon and Peel Watershed) align and complement the interests and management regimes of one another. These two planning regions combined total close to 123,000 square kilometres and cover 25% of Yukon.
Yukon government approves land use plan for public lands in Peel Watershed region
January 21, 2014 - The Yukon government has adopted a land use plan as it applies to public lands within the Peel Watershed region. The Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan applies strictly to public lands which form over 97 percent of the region. The plan uses Protected Areas, Restricted Wilderness Use Areas and Integrated Management Areas to provide for an active management of lands and resources.
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