How do I participate?
We will be developing a Yukon-wide wetlands policy through a roundtable with governments, industry and environmental organizations. If you would like to participate, share your comments and concerns with a government or organization that represents you.
You will also have the chance to comment on the draft policy, once it is collaboratively developed by the roundtable.
We have invited the following organizations to participate:
- Government of Yukon
- Government of Canada
- Council of Yukon First Nations
- Acho Dene Koe First Nation
- Carcross/Tagish First Nation
- Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
- First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun
- Gwich'in Tribal Council
- Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
- Kaska Dena Council
- Kluane First Nation
- Kwanlin Dün First Nation
- Liard First Nation
- Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation
- Ross River Dena Council
- Selkirk First Nation
- Ta'an Kwäch'än Council
- Tahltan Central Government
- Taku River Tlingit First Nation
- Teslin Tlingit Council
- Tetlit Gwich'in Council
- Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in
- Vuntut Gwitchin
- White River First Nation
- Association of Yukon Communities
- City of Dawson
- City of Whitehorse
- Town of Faro
- Town of Watson Lake
- Village of Carmacks
- Village of Haines Junction
- Village of Mayo
- Village of Teslin
Mandated Boards and Councils
- Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board
- Yukon Water Board
- Alsek Renewable Resources Council
- Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council
- Carmacks Renewable Resources Council
- Dan Keyi Renewable Resources Council
- Dawson District Renewable Resources Council
- Laberge Renewable Resources Council
- Mayo District Renewable Resources Council
- North Yukon Renewable Resources Council
- Selkirk Renewable Resources Council
- Teslin Renewable Resources Council
Non-governmental organizations / associations
- Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon
- Chamber of Mines
- Ducks Unlimited Canada
- Klondike Placer Miners Association
- Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
- Yukon Agricultural Association
- Yukon Conservation Society
- Yukon Energy
- Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board
- Yukon Prospectors Association
- Yukon Woods Products Association
What is this engagement about?
There is currently no framework in place to guide the management of wetlands across Yukon. This has created uncertainty for land managers, industry, and project assessors when dealing with development in wetlands.
The facilitated roundtable meetings are designed for governments and organizations with diverse views to share knowledge, strengthen relationships and collaboratively agree on policy content and outcomes.
The first meeting was held April 10-11, 2018 and a second meeting was held June 19, 2018. We plan to have two more meetings throughout 2018. Together, the roundtable will draft a policy for public review.
After public feedback on the draft policy is collected and considered, we will consult with municipalities, First Nations, Inuvialuit, and transboundary First Nations on the final draft policy before it is recommended to the Government of Yukon for review and approval.
We anticipate a Yukon-wide wetland management policy will be complete at the end of 2019. The purpose of this policy is to provide clear guidance to land managers, industry, and project assessors.
How will my input make a difference?
Your feedback will help build a strong, consistent and united approach to wetland management that is responsive to the values and concerns of Yukoners.
Where can I find related information?
Where can I find results?
We will share the results of the roundtable discussions and information at each stage of the process on this website.