The meeting agenda will be available in the coming weeks on the website.
New Land Use Planner Hired
The Yukon Land Use Planning Council has hired Katie Fraser as the Land Use Planner to assist the Senior Land Use Planner and the Dawson Regional Planning Commission.
Katie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with a focus in Wildlife Biology from McGill University, and has over 7 years of experience working in the field of natural resource management within Yukon. Most recently, Katie has worked as both an Assessment Officer and Manager for the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) within the Dawson district office, where she gained ample experience conducting and directing environmental and socio-economic assessments within the Dawson region. Katie is from Dawson City, where she continues to reside with her family. Katie is excited for the opportunity to participate in the development of the Dawson Regional Land Use Plan.
June 2019 Update
At the Commission's meeting on June 18-19 (see agenda), the following items were discussed:
The day after the meeting, the Commission and some staff toured much of the region by air. Their first excursion took them north to Tombstone Park then the Tatonduk River, then back up the Yukon River via the 40 Mile town-site and Clinton Creek. Their second excursion took them south to the mouth of the White River, then to Coffee Creek, then back via the Indian River Valley and the Goldfields.
Orientation and Training
From April 8-10th, the Commission attended their Orientation and Training workshop in Dawson. Over those days, the new members learned about each other, about their planning task, and started building their team. It was a constructive and often fun few days where the Commission heard many of the from the leaders from the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in (Chief Roberta Joseph), Government of Yukon (Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Ranj Pillai), members of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council, and past Chairs of other commissions. The Commission also met with support staff, and colleagues within the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Government of Yukon. During the "cabin-building exercise", the Commission tried their hand at planning out what (and when) could go into a cabin.
Special thanks to facilitator John Glynn-Morris and the support from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council.