Resource Assessment Report - 2020 Final

This is a comprehensive report on the resources and values of the Dawson Region as of early 2020. We do not plan on updating this report. Any new information or reports will be included below separately. An archive of the 2013 version of this report is found here.

Executive Summary

Dawson Planning Region Resource Assessment Report 2020

MAP SERIES: All maps are provided individually in high resolution, or compiled together in lower resolution.

APPENDIX A: Dawson Land Use Planning Mineral Potential Assessment (2019)

APPENDIX B: Dawson Forest Resources Management Plan (2013)

APPENDIX C: Tombstone Territorial Park Management Plan (2009)

APPENDIX D: We are Dënezhu. The People of this land (2019)





Maps for the Resources Assessment Report are provided separately below. They were updated or revised based on feedback we received late 2019.

A lower resolution compilation of all the maps is also provided.


Dawson Planning Region Resource Assessment Report 2020 Popular


The Resource Assessment Report (RAR) is intended to describe the natural, human, and economic resources in the Dawson Planning Region. This report is one of the key foundational planning products outlined in the Commission’s Terms of Reference (TOR). The document is not an exhaustive description of every resource and their associated values, but rather it is intended to be a snapshot of the current state of knowledge – both scientific and traditional.  The RAR is an informational document and does not attempt to assess land use conflicts or offer specific management strategies for the region.

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As new information becomes available the Commission endeavors to make it available on our website to supplement the Resource Assessment Report that was published in 2020.  Ducks Unlimited Canada and Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in have given the Commission permission to share the most recent analysis that has been conducted on wetlands in the Dawson Region.  

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