Invitation from the Commission

We are very pleased to share our Draft Land Use Plan for the Dawson region. It is your Commission’s best attempt at balancing cultural, economic and environmental values with an eye to our vision: “On the land we walk together / Nän käk ndä tr'ädäl”

Thinking of our community's needs today and in the future, is our Draft Plan on track?

We invite you to explore our Draft Plan and share your thoughts to help us get it right  [read on].

 – Dawson Regional Planning Commission

Download the Draft Plan



The full Draft Plan is a large and detailed document. If you want all the details, download this full version.



The summary version of the Draft Plan describes the key elements of the Draft Plan. 26 pages.

To be released later in July.



The highlights of the Draft Plan provides only high-level concepts of the plan.


Map Series


A series of maps designed to be printed on tabloid (11x17") paper.

Compiled Recommendations


A compilation of the recommendations found throughout the Draft Plane plan.

So what is the Plan about?

Interactive Map


Concepts and Principles


Decisions that impact the future of the Dawson Region are to be guided by the Vision Statement. The future of the region will include a diverse economy, rich cultural legacy, healthy environment, with shared and respectful use of natural resources. It reflects community values and will guide the integrated use and stewardship of land, water, and resources.

2Sustainable Development
3Community Stewardship
4Plan Goals
5Land Designation System

Key Recommendations


A strong focus is put on transportation and access to ensure that access development can occur carefully and responsibly while promoting a healthy regional economy.

3Conservation Priorities
4Culture and Heritage
5Mineral Development and Exploration

Focal Topics

Some added details of the Draft Plan are described on the following pages:


Watch for our events!


We want to hear from you!

We can't get from this Draft Plan to our Recommended Plan without hearing from you.

Public engagement is an essential part of developing a regional land use plan, and requires dedicated commitment from the Commission and residents of the region. The Commission wants to hear your perspective on information collected to date and on planning issues that matters most to you.

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission

Come talk to us!


There is a chalkboard at most of our events where you can write your thoughts and ideas.

Upcoming Events:

3 Aug

We will be discussing wetlands and how the Draft Plan addresses them. Details to be determined.

4 Aug

We will be discussing the zoning in the Draft Plan called "Special Management Area 2". Details to be determined.

5 Aug

We will be discussing the Yukon and Klondike River Corridors and how it is addressed in the Draft Plan. Details to be determined.




Commission established, info gathering, and initial public engagement


June 2021 - November 1, 2021

Draft Plan consultation

We want to hear everyone's thoughts on our Draft Plan now!

Starting April 2022

Recommended Plan consultation

Based on feedback on the Draft Plan, we will recommend a plan for the region. This time, the Parties will consult on it.

Starting April 2022


Final Recommended Plan

If requested by the Parties, we will modify our Recommended Plan, and offer a Final one. The Parties will consult on this one too.

Parties to the Plan

This planning process comes from Chapter 11 of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Final Agreement, and is made possible by the active involvement of the Parties to this agreement.

Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in
Yukon Government
©2021 Dawson Regional Planning Commission