Engage Dawson


Left: some of the feedback we received on our Draft Plan. Right: our Draft Plan.

Draft Plan Consultation is Over

After a marathon four and a half months consulting on our Draft Plan, we are now turning our attention to reviewing input and making our Recommended Plan. We are proud of our efforts in explaining our Draft Plan to many audiences, and in hearing back from them. During our consultation, we:

  • held 7 workshops
  • met with over 30 stakeholders/plan partners
  • held public meetings in Dawson City, Whitehorse and Mayo
  • met with TH citizens, TH elders, and Dawson youth at school
  • published accessible and information-rich Plan Summary and Highlights documents as well as our Engagement Website
  • ran a detailed survey for two and a half months

Meeting notes and other results of our consultation have been, and will continue to be, posted here.

We are planning on releasing our Recommended Plan in the spring of 2022, after which time the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Yukon Governments will consult on them.

Mähsi cho and Thank You to everyone that shared their thoughts, views and knowledge!

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

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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 Summer 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 Summer 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.

Introduction to the Draft Dawson Regional Land Use Plan

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.



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

So what is the Plan about?

Interactive Map


Have a look at any of the versions of the Draft Plan available above; they are also summarized on below and on other pages on this site...

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:



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 Plan.

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

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
©2022 Dawson Regional Planning Commission