Take Action at this Critical Time for the Peel Watershed
The Yukon government is about to make a historic decision about the future of one of the world's biggest natural treasures. Home to the greatest constellation of wild mountain rivers in North America, the Peel Watershed is one of the last large intact ecosystems on the continent.
Over a year ago, after 6 years of careful study and consultation, the Peel Land Use Planning Commission recommended protecting 80% of this extraordinary wilderness with the remainder open to carefully controlled development.
Join with local people, First Nations, tourism and guide outfitting industries in support of the Peel Land Use Planning Commission's Final Recommended Plan. Speak out against a new Yukon government proposal that would allow roads, mining and oil and gas development throughout the Yukon's treasured Peel watershed.
Yukon Government has coloured its new proposal for the Peel Watershed misleading shades of green when, in fact, what they are proposing has no true protection.
During the public consultations on the future of the Peel watershed over 7,500 people asked Yukon government to implement the Peel Planning Commission's Final Recommended Plan, which would protect 80% of the watershed. After Consulting with affected First Nations, Yukon government will decide whether to follow the Commission's plan, or open up the watershed to roads and industry.
Send a copy of your letter to Premier Darrell Pasloski and Energy Mines and Resources Minister Brad Cathers
Talk to your local MLA and let them know that this issue is important to you. Ask them at one of their community events to adopt the Commission's Final Recommended Plan. You can also send them a copy of your letter - find their contact information here.