Yukon Planning Regions

Peel Watershed Planning CouncilThe PWPC was 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. The Commission ceased operations shortly thereafter.

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   folder here .

The area of the Peel Watershed region is: 67431 km2.

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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.

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...

Issues report available at peel.planyukon.ca

YG's consultation website

The Yukon Government is now actively consulting with the Public on pdf Final Recommended Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan (7.23 MB) , as well as their proposed alternative land use designation system. The Yukon Government has also described 4 scenarios or "Land Use Concepts" to illustrate how the new system could be used. These concepts are briefly described on their their consultation website. We will post our review on these concepts here in the next month or two.

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