The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision put the Peel Watershed Planning process back to the consultation on the Commission's Final Recommended Plan. In a recent press release, the Yukon Government, together with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the Gwich’in Tribal Council ("the Parties") announced their plans for this consultation. The consultation will include community meetings in Old Crow, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Mayo, Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson. Stakeholder sessions, an online questionnaire and an online comment form compliment these meetings. More details on this consultation may be found on the website: finishthepeelplan.ca.
After these public consultations, the Parties will consult with each other. Then, according to the Supreme Court of Canada, modifications to the Final Recommended Plan must be minor or reflect changing circumstances since the plan was written. The Parties' goal is to achieve a shared position on the plan, and to approve and implement it.
As per the Final Agreements, the Yukon Land Use Planning Council has no direct role in these consultations, but encourages the Parties to continue to work together to approve and implement a regional plan for the Peel Watershed.