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Final Recommended Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan (or Final Recommended Plan)

The Final Recommended Plan is created by the Commission after considering the modifications proposed by the Parties. It is the product associated with Chapter 11 clauses 11.6.3.1 & 11.6.5.1 of the Umbrella Final Agreement.

Submitted to the Parties July 24th, 2011


Consultation on Final Recommended Plan

As after the Recommended Plan, the Yukon Government, the First Nation governments of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, Tr'ondk Hwch'in, and Vuntut Gwitchin and NWT's Gwich'in Tribal Council are to consult with communities around the Peel Watershed, and with each other.

On January 20th, 2011, the Parties signed a Letter of Understanding that describes how the rest of the Peel Watershed process will occur, and when.

Parties agreed to complete the consultations by mid-September, 2011


The Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan (or the Plan)

The Plan is the approved Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan based either on the Recommended Plan or the Final Recommended Plan. The Plan is the product referred to in 11.7.1 and 11.7.2 of the Umbrella Final Agreement.

The Parties are responsible for:

  • approving the Recommended Plan or the Final Recommended Plan as the Plan, and implementing it in their respective lands*,

  • OR modifying the Final Recommended Plan to create the Plan, and implementing it in their respective lands*,

  • OR rejecting the Final Recommended Plan.

While the Parties are free to choose one of the above 3 options for their lands, they have committed to work together to develop a joint position where they achieve consensus.

Parties agreed to complete the consultations by November, 2011


Note: the Plan cannot require any party to amend legislations or laws.

* non-settlement lands total over 97% of the planning region and are managed by the Yukon Government. The remaining settlement lands are managed by the remaining Parties (the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, Tr'ondek Hwech'in, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation) and the Tetlit Gwich'in of Fort McPherson, NWT.

© Peel Watershed Planning Commission 2011