Peel Watershed Planning CouncilThe PWPC is an arms length commission with members that are jointly nominated by the Yukon, Na-Cho Nyak Dun, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Gwich'in and Vuntut Gwitchin governments. Their land use plan is meant to apply to all Settlement and Non-settlement lands in the planning region. The Commission produced their Final Recommended Plan in July 2011. Regional First Nations and the Yukon Governement are currently reviewing this document in order to accept, reject or modify it.

The Commission's website is still active, and serves up their documents. This website will eventually be decommissioned. Their documents are also served on this website here.

 

The Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale released his ruling on the Peel Watershed planning process. His full ruling and a more concise media summary may be found on the the Court's website. While the details are numerous he decided:

  • The January 2014 Government approved Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan is quashed.
  • The Government of Yukon is required to hold final Consultations with the affected First Nations on the Commission's Final Recommended Land Use Plan.
  • These consultations are to be based on the modifications Yukon Government proposed to the Commission's earlier Recommended Land Use Plan.

The Yukon Land Use Planning Council is reviewing this decision.

 

Nick Grzybowski, a former intern at the Council, recently completed his masters thesis which captured the knowledge and experience of of those involved in the Peel Watershed planning process. Congratulations and good luck Nick! His thesis is available pdf here (2.47 MB) . Nick's recent radio interview with CBC can be heard here.

Nick used the Council's office and resources while researching much of his thesis. However, links to this article are provided here to foster discussion of regional planning processes, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council.

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Northern Review Peel case studyThe academic journal the Northern Review recently published a case study of part of the Peel Watershed Planning Process - specifically that led by the Yukon Government upon receipt of the   pdf Final Recommended Plan (13.26 MB) . This analysis provides a number of lessons for future regional planning processes.

Links to this article are provided here to foster discussion of regional planning processes, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council.

YLUPC letter to Peel Parties 2013 04 07

On April 10th, the Yukon Land Use Planning Council provided its review and comments on the approval process for the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan to the Yukon Government and First Nations around the watershed. The Council routinely provides reviews and comments on regional planning products and processes throughout regional planning processes. The letter can be downloaded and read pdf here (676 KB) .

Cover of Peel FRLUP highlightsThe Peel Watershed Planning Commission, with the support of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council, released a brochure that describes the highlights of the Final Recommended Peel Watershed Land Use Plan. This brochure is good introduction to the plan, but is not a complete summary. Download it pdf here (1.31 MB) .

 

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