New Dawson Regional Planning Commission Formed

This is the logo of the Dawson Planning CommissionThe Government of Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have formed the new Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission. The Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in governments each nominated three people to the six-person Commission in accordance with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

The new members of the Commission are:

  • Alice McCulley
  • Angie Joseph-Rear
  • Art Webster
  • Dan Reynolds
  • Debbie Nagano
  • John Flynn

The new Commission will develop a plan for future land use in the region with assistance from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council. The Commission’s work will be guided by the Terms of Reference agreed to by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon governments.

Working with the governments and through public participation, the Commission will develop a regional land use plan for Settlement and Non-Settlement Land that is consistent with, and achieves, the objectives of Chapter 11 of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

The Yukon Land Use Planning Council will help in the training and orientation of the new members in spring 2019. In addition, the Council will provide technical support in the development of the recommended plan.

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New Senior Planner Hired

Tim Van Hinte by waterThe Yukon Land Use Planning Council has hired Tim Van Hinte as the Senior Land Use Planner to assist the Dawson Regional Planning Commission. Tim brings a range of planning experience from across Canada and is looking forward to assisting the Commission in developing the regional plan.

Landscape Management Units

Map of LMUs and their designations, or zoning


The Dawson Planning Region has been divided into discrete areas of land. Consistent with other Regional land use plans, these are called Landscape Management Units (LMUs). Each LMU is identified and delineated from the others based on a review of human use, ecological properties, current and anticipated levels of development, and/or identified land use issues. Each LMU has a distinct management intent which translates to differences in how they are designated for land use.

As much as possible, the boundaries of each LMU follow an existing natural (e.g., watershed, major river), or man-made (e.g., highway, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in land selections) boundary. Where applicable, LMU boundaries have been delineated to be consistent with adjacent Regional land use plans.

The Plan recommends establishing 21 LMUs within the Dawson Planning Region (see our Interactive Map or the downloadable Map 1 – Land Designations). The management intent for each LMU has been included in Section 6 – Landscape Management Units (page 160 of the full Recommended Plan) including the recommended land use designation and any special management directions recommended. This information, and more, will soon be included on our Interactive Map and the pages below.

LMU 1 LMU 8 LMU 15
LMU 2 LMU 9 LMU 16
LMU 3 LMU 10 LMU 17
LMU 4 LMU 11 LMU 18
LMU 5 LMU 12 LMU 19
LMU 6 LMU 13 LMU 20
LMU 7 LMU 14 LMU 21

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