Photo credits: North Yukon Planning Commission
Photo credit: North Yukon Planning Commission
The North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan applies to the North Yukon Planning Region which largely falls within the Traditional Territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. This plan was developed by the North Yukon Regional Planning Commission and was approved by the Yukon Government and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Governments in 2009.
Since 2009, those two governments have led the implementation, with some support from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council. There is no longer a North Yukon Planning Commission in place.
If you are looking for spatial data, you may contact the Yukon Land Use Planning Council
Two protected areas have been established as a result of the regional plan:
- Dàadzàii Vàn Territorial Park is in the Summit Lake-Bell River area. A management plan is yet to be developed for the park.
- Ch’ihilii Chìk Habitat Protection Area is in the Whitefish Wetlands area and has a management plan in place.
- The remaining portion of the planning region falls under Integrated Management Areas.
For planning updates and to view planning documentation for the region, visit the North Yukon Planning Region page on the Yukon Land Use Planning Council’s website:
Upcoming Planning Processes
- Plan Review: the North Yukon Regional Plan is due for a full plan review.
- Chuu Tl’it Gwa’an: this area, formerly known as the North Yukon Annex, the headwaters of the Porcupine River, is a shared use area between Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation that needs to be planned.
- Dempster Highway Corridor: the plan recommends a sub-regional plan be developed for the Dempster Highway Corridor, which runs through this area.