Land use planning underway for Yukon’s Beaver River watershed – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201959 Views

Feb 07, 2019

Consultation meetings have been held in several Yukon communities

The Yukon government and the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation are gathering public comments to formulate a land use plan for the Beaver River watershed region in north-central Yukon.

The 5,048-square kilometre planning area, northeast of Mayo, is considered pristine wilderness, with abundant wildlife — and it’s also home to ATAC Resources’ Rackla Gold project.

A planning committee, made up of government and First Nation representatives, was recently in Keno City, Mayo, and Whitehorse, to collect information about the area.

“One of the key characteristics of this area is that it’s pristine wilderness,” said Lesley Cabott, co-chair of the Beaver River Watershed Land Use Planning Committee.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/beaver-river-yukon-land-use-plan-1.5008617

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