One of the mandates of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council is to make recommendations to the Yukon Government and affected Yukon First Nations on a number of topics, including:

  • land use planning, including policies, goals and priorities, in the Yukon;
  • the identification of planning regions and priorities for the preparation of regional land use plans;
  • the general terms of reference, including timeframes, for each Regional Land Use Planning Commission;
  • the boundary of each planning region; and
  • such other matters as Government and each affected Yukon First Nation may agree.

You can scroll through our recommendations below and download those of interest. 

pdf Chapter 11 Plan Review for North Yukon


Recommendation to the Vuntut Gwitchin and Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Governments as well as the Government of Yukon to undertake a review of the North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan.

pdf YLUPC Recommends a Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Planning Region - October 2023


YLUPC Recommends a Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Planning Region - October 2023

October 17, 2023 - The Council has formally recommended a General Terms of Reference for a Na-Cho Nyak Dun Regional Planning Commission.

This recommendation was sent to First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun and to the Government of Yukon on October 17, 2023 for their consideration. 

2023-10-17 YLUPC Cover Letter to YG signed NND Planning Region Recommendation

2023-10-17 YLUPC Recommended NND-RPC GTOR-Complete

NND Planning Region Map

pdf NND Planning Region Map


pdf Advancing Regional Planning 2022 Recommendations


August 8, 2022: Recommendations for the advancement of Yukon regional planning. These recommendations were developed in collaboration with the Yukon Forum "Regional Planning Leads" group through a series of workshops in 2020 and 2021, as well as the Council’s work on Indigenous Planning and Traditional Knowledge.

pdf YLUPC submission to the Mineral Development Strategy Engagement


Recommendations related to the Yukon Mineral Development Strategy submitted to the Yukon Mineral Development Panel.


pdf Yukon Planning Regions May 2019


Yukon Planning Regions May 2019

May 2019 - Recommended Planning Regions: (map formatted for letter size printing).The map shows recommended planning regions of the Yukon, updated to be consistent with the Dawson Region boundary as set out in the 2018 Terms of Reference for the Dawson Regional Planning Commission. The basis remains Yukon Land Use Planning Council's September 16th 2011 recommendations.

pdf Total Impact Workshop Resolution on Cumulative Effects


2019:  Resolution from total "Total Impact" workshop, regarding recommendations that arose from this cumulative effects workshop.

pdf Beaver Watershed Sub-Regional Planning


October 2017: Sub-regional Planning -  Implications of a sub-regional plan in the Beaver watershed. Attached to the letter is a recommendation made to the Implementation Review Group (10 Year Review) in 2004.

pdf Roles Recommendations


2015: This letter raises a number of concerns regarding the interpretation of Chapter 11, particularly around roles. It recommends a working group of senior officials be established to determine a process for addressing these issues.

pdf Planning Region Boundaries Map 2013


2013 boundaries: A map of all the planning regions of the Yukon, as per the Yukon Land Use Planning Council's recommendations and subsequent boundary discussions. This map was produced in 2013 based upon 2011 recommended boundaries with subsequent discussions.  This map was subsequently updated in 2018.

pdf The Peel Watershed Plan Approval Process


2013: The Yukon Land Use Planning Council's review and comments on the approval process for Peel Watershed Final Recommended Regional Land Use Plan.


pdf Unsettled First Nation Involvement in Chapter 11 Planning


2013  Letter to the Parties regarding the role of unsettled First Nations in Chapter 11 planning processes.

pdf Plan Implementation Funding


The Council recommended that the Yukon Government appointing Minister address the issue of plan implementation funding for the North Yukon Planning Commission.

pdf YLUPC Recommendations and the Teslin Tlingit Council


October 2000 recommendation from YLUPC to the Teslin Tlingit Council regarding YLUPC recommendation response protocol.

pdf Recommendation regarding a Regional Land Use Planning Commission for the Teslin Planning Region


July 2000 recommendation to the Parties to agree to establish a Regional Land Use Planning Commission based upon the General Terms of Reference for the Teslin Planning Region. 

pdf Support for North Yukon Planning Region


December 1999 letter to Yukon Government asking for support for redrafted General Terms of Reference and the establishment of a Planning Commission in the North Yukon Planning Region.

pdf A Recommendation for a Response Protocol for Recommendations


A Recommendation for a Response Protocol for Recommendations

1999:  Response Protocol - Recommendation # 99-001 . A Recommendation for a Response Protocol for Recommendations from Yukon Land Use Planning Council.

pdf Timely Response to Recommendations


1999: Council encourages all Government and Yukon First Nations to respond to recommendations in a timely fashion. This protocol, accepted by all parties, outlines the timeframe and format for responses to formal recommendations of YLUPC.

pdf Planning Regions 1998 - map


1998 This is the map of the configuration of southern Yukon planning regions prior to the YLUPC's September 2011 recommendations. These recommendations, in a separate document, refer to this map  as Map #1. These boundaries are now out of date! See our interactive map or our spatial data hub  for most current version.

Photo: Peter Mather