Regional Land Use Planning

Regional Land Use Planning

Peel watershed regional land use planning

The Government of Yukon supports the vision and intent set out by the Final Recommend Plan finalized by the Peel Watershed planning commission in 2011.

The Government of Yukon is working with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Vuntut Gwitchin Government and the Gwich’in Tribal Council on the next steps.

The parties are developing a joint consultation plan that is expected to begin later this summer. After consultation, the parties will collaborate on approving a final land use plan for the region and develop arrangements for cooperative implementation.

We anticipate this process will take approximately a year.


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: 867.393.7407
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 7407
Email: rlup@gov.yk.ca