Draft Information Reports Now Available

We just published the drafts of two of our foundational information sources:

  • Resource Assessment Report: details the regional resources and the current land uses of the region. It was published in 2013 and has been updated to help us plan. The report has many maps of the region's resources. See also our Executive Summary of the Resource Assessment Report
  • Issues & Interest Report: details our understanding of the Region's issues and interests. This report is based on the input from the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government and the Government of Yukon, as well as the public and plan partners from around 2012.

We encourage you to send us your feedback on these reports! In the coming weeks, we will be launching a new engagement website where you can tell us your thoughts. Or, you can tell us what you think directly at one of our open houses!

The deadline for your feedback on these reports is December 6th, 2019.

October 2019 Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the Commission meeting on September 25th (see agenda). At the meeting, the Commission:

Save the dates! The Commission will be holding two public engagement meetings to present work completed to date and to hear from you about the planning issues that matter most in the region:

November 13, 2019 at KIAC in Dawson City

November 20, 2019 at the Yukon Inn (Fireside Room) in Whitehorse

Stay tuned for event details in the coming weeks...

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 Senior Planner's report
  • administrative matters
  • an overview of the Resource Assessment Report (in draft)
  • public engagement and communications
  • issues and interests, as presented by the Parties: Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon Government
  • a review of Land Management Units and other plan concepts contemplated by the previous Commission
  • a review of the Commission's Vision Statement

The Commission adopted their Policies and Procedures document and the minutes for meeting #1.

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.

Tombstone Territorial Park
Lunch break in the hanger
Placer mining in the Indian River Valley

Yukon Regional Planning Links

 

Our engagement site:

Former Commissions with plans being implemented:

Planning Resources:

Commission Members