Regional Land Use Planning

Regional Land Use Planning

Peel watershed regional land use planning

Consultation on Final Recommended Plan for the Peel Watershed begins

The parties responsible for completing the Regional Land Use Plan for the Peel Watershed have launched the final consultation with affected communities and stakeholders on the Final Recommended Plan.

The Government of Yukon, First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the Gwich’in Tribal Council invite the public to provide input on the Final Recommended Plan.

Community meetings will be held in Old Crow, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Mayo, Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson. These meetings will provide the public with the chance to learn more about the plan, ask questions and provide input. An online survey is also available until mid-November. This is the last opportunity for public input into the plan.

Subsurface rights

The Government of Yukon has issued a temporary withdrawal from mineral staking for all lands in the Peel Watershed region.

The temporary staking withdrawal applies to subsurface mineral staking administered under the Quartz Mining Act and Placer Mining Act until January 1, 2020. Work on existing mineral claims is still allowed.

In addition, rights for oil and gas will not be issued in the region during this period. Current regulatory processes for surface activities will continue to apply throughout the region.

Contact regional land use planning 

Energy, Mines and Resources
Land Planning

Phone: 867.667-3531
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3531