As with everyone, the Commission continues to work out the details of how to proceed in these unprecedented times. With full support from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council and Commission members, staff continue to work from home, and are balancing the need to prioritize their families while remaining active in their planning roles.

The Commission regrets that the public portion of their April meeting had to be postponed. We had worked closely with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Land Stewardship Framework Program to co-host this session, and we were very excited for the opportunity to hear from members of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community on their values and interests. We acknowledge that until this session can be held, we are limited in our ability to fully consider the full scope of planning issues in the Dawson region. As such, Commission members and staff continue to work closely on other aspects of the land use planning process, and continue to explore options to host virtual meetings open to the public. As always, we remain dedicated to bringing you along with us as we work towards achieving our objectives.

In order to keep the public informed and interested, we will be providing more regular updates through our online avenues, including our Facebook page, website, and to your email if you have provided it to us. While we are limited in our capacity to fully engage at this time, we are also exploring new surveys or polls on our engagement website focused on communicating key items with you. Please stay tuned.

Above all, we ask for your patience as we work through this challenging time. Please know that we are working hard to communicate with you, as much as we can, in a way that works best for everyone.

 – Dawson Regional Planning Commission

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

What we've heard so far

Check out our results page where we post what we've heard!

What do you think of our work?

Check out our draft foundational documents below! These will help us to write a Draft Plan for our region. What do you think of them? Tell us by January 6th.

The Vision

The Region

The Issues

Engage with us.

We welcome your thoughts anytime. At the moment, there are no active surveys or idea apps. Numbers are updated every few days.

Got 5-10 minutes?
Tell us your thoughts!

Completed surveys

Want to talk to a human?
Come to one of our events!

Participants at 2 public events

Only got a minute?
Check back often for new polls!

Completed polls

Out of town and want to tell us your way?
Send a message, email or attachment!

Emails or letters

Want to bounce
some ideas around?

Votes on 22 ideas

Show us what your region looks like.

Photos submitted
No events found

Winter 2019-20

Do we know what we need to know?

Public engagement on our Vision, Issues and Interest Report, Resource Assessment Report

Winter 2019-20

Winter 2020-21

Cumulative Effects Report

We will update our understanding of current and near-future disturbances and their effects.

Fall 2020 - March 2021

Draft Plan building

We will use our information, on-going polls and surveys and discussions with plan Parties to write a Draft Plan. Then we will show it off and get your input!

Fall 2020 - March 2021

Estimated: December, 2021

Recommended Plan

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


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.


This website...

... is our engagement website. Please come here to get the latest news, and most importantly tell us your thoughts. We also maintain our information-focused website: Check it out for news, minutes, agendas, and to download documents.

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
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