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 Land Use Planning Council reviewed the Peel Watershed Planning Commission's Final Recommended Plan, and submitted it to the Senior Liaison Committee (a committee of senior Yukon Government and First Nations representatives).

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The PWPC's websiteThe Peel Watershed Planning Commission (PWPC) has submitted their   pdf Final Recommended Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan (13.26 MB) to the Na-Cho Nyak Dun, Vuntut Gwitchin, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Gwich’in Tribal Council, and Yukon governments (the "Parties") for approval. These governments provided comments on the previous version of the plan (the Recommended Plan) in late February 2011. Upon receipt of these comments, the formerly dormant Commission had several meetings with seconded (from YLUPC) and contracted staff to develop the Final Plan. As of July 25th, 2011, the Commission has fulfilled its mandate, and is no longer active.

The Senior Liaison Committee (SLC) representing the Parties is now reviewing and consulting on the Plan. These Parties anticipate reaching a decision on the Final Plan by late fall.

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With the publication of the Final Recommended Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan in July 2011, the Peel Watershed Planning Commission finished its work. Before they finished, Yukon land claims agreements allowed them to comment on proposed projects in the Peel Watershed to the YESAB. The same agreements (and YESAA) allowed them to determine if a project conforms to their approved plan. However, without an approved plan, the Peel Watershed Planning Commission has no official avenue to evaluate projects in their region.

To fill this gap, the Yukon Land Use Planning Council has recommended that they (YLUPC) perform consistency checks on proposed projects in such planning regions.

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The PWPC's websiteThe Peel Watershed Planning Commission (PWPC) has submitted their Recommended Plan to the Yukon Government, the First Nation governments of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, and Vuntut Gwitchin for approval. The Commission is currently not active; however, these governments, together with NWT?s Gwich?in Tribal Council, are consulting with communities around the watershed. They have posted a schedule of these consultation events, as well as an on-line forum. The timeline below...

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