Regional Land Use Planning

Regional Land Use Planning

Peel watershed regional land use planning

The Government of Yukon, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Gwich’in Tribal Council (the parties) are collaborating to finalize, approve and implement the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan. 

The parties would like to thank everyone in the affected communities for their participation in the consultation, which ran from September 27 to November 19, 2018.

Through community meetings, stakeholder sessions, an online questionnaire, and website, over 2,000 responses were received. A summary report is available at

Consultation between the parties is underway to reach a consensus on a final 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