The Issues

Before we started planning the region, we needed to understand our interests and issues in the region: past, present and expected. To do this, we wrote a report on our understanding of the Region's issues and interests. This report is based on the input from the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government and the Government of Yukon, as well as the public and plan partners from 2012 and in late 2019.


We encourage you to read our report. However, it is summarized below.

Some concepts:


This term is intended to refer to an ecological, economic or cultural value that is contained in, expressed by, supported by, or inspired by land, water, fish, wildlife, historic and heritage resources in the planning region.


This term is intended to refer to any aspect of the abundance, status or condition of an interest or value about which people have expressed need, desire, concern or fear.

Overall Themes

Sustainable Economy

Key Planning Issues

  • Mineral Exploration and Development
  • Access and Infrastructure
  • Cumulative Effects
  • Community Growth

Summary of Interests

  • Maintain and enhance a mixed economy, including monetary-based and natural economic activities
  • Sustainable use of renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Support ecologically sound exploration and development of mineral deposits and oil/gas resources
  • Support ecologically sound development of hydro, solar and biomass energy resources
  • Protect and manage access to resources for economic development
  • Protect and enhance tourism and recreational experiences including scenic viewscapes
  • Consider/ deliberate new transportation corridors and infrastructure opportunities
  • Consider future community growth areas outside municipal and local area plans
Ecological Integrity, Conservation and Stewardship
Culture and Heritage
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