Currently, the Dawson Regional Planning Commission is the only active planning Commission working on a Regional Land Use Plan in the Yukon. While this year has proven to be challenging for many of us, over the past 7 months the Commission has successfully adapted how they meet to continue their important work on the Dawson Plan. In the spring they continued to...
hold working sessions online, but being a public process, it was important to the Commission that they find a meeting solution that maximized the public’s ability to participate and kept everyone safe. In August and October, they were able to host hybrid in-person/online/radio broadcast meetings in Dawson with another planned for early December.
Some Commission milestones so far this year include:
- The approval of 3 final reports (Resource Assessment Report, Issues and Interests Report, and What We Heard Report on public engagement)
- The public release of their Draft Plan Goals and a map containing 11 draft Land Management Units (LMUs).
The Commission and staff are on track to submit their Draft Plan for the Dawson Region in March 2021 and will be going out for public engagement on the Draft Plan in Spring 2021. It is a really exciting time for the DRPC and they are committed and energetic about what lies ahead.
To learn more visit the DRPC website at www.dawson.planyukon.ca