The Dawson planning region now covers 39 854 km2 (approximately 8% of the Yukon), down from 45 240 km2 when the Commission was active from 2010-2014. The upper Miner and Whitestone watersheds were removed from the previous region to be planned in a separate process. This removed area is often referred to as the "North Yukon Annex".

The regional map gives context to the plans boundary, existing protected areas, and settlement lands.

The Resource Assessment Report is a detailed report covering the regional resources and the current land uses of the region. It was published in 2013 and is being updated for planning in in 2019 and beyond. This update will cover the area of the previous region, and so will include information on the North Yukon Annex. The report's resource maps give visual representation of the area's known resources.