New public lands legislation

How do I participate? 

Read the New public lands legislation discussion document. It provides information about:

  • the engagement;
  • the options for addressing key policy issues in new legislation; and
  • why we’re developing new lands legislation.

 There are 3 ways to give us your views.

  1. Share your thoughts in an online survey between May 7 and July 12, 2024.
     
  2. Attend a public meeting. These are the meetings we’ve planned so far.
    • May 14 – Whitehorse – Mt. McIntyre Grey Mountain Room, 7 to 9 pm
    • May 16 – Teslin – Teslin Recreation centre, 6 to 8 pm
    • May 22 – Dawson – Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Community Hall, 6 to 8 pm
    • May 29 – Faro – Faro Recreation Centre, 6 to 8 pm
    • May 30 – Carmacks – Carmacks Recreation Centre, 6 to 8 pm
    • June 3 – Haines Junction – St Elias Convention Centre, 6 to 8 pm
    • June 10 – Old Crow – Darius Elias Community Centre, 6 to 8 pm
    • June 12 – Mayo – Mayo Community Hall, 6 to 8 pm
    • June 17 – Watson Lake – Watson Lake Recreation Centre, 6 to 8 pm
    • June 26 – Carcross – Haa Shagóon Hídi formerly known as the Carcross learning centre, 6 to 8 pm. 

      Updates will be provided for sessions in:
      • Pelly Crossing
      • Burwash Landing
      • Beaver Creek
      • Whitehorse
  3. Provide feedback by emailing newlandsact@yukon.ca.
What is this engagement about? 

The Government of Yukon, in collaboration with the Council of Yukon First Nations, Yukon First Nations governments and transboundary Indigenous groups, is developing new public lands legislation.

Our vision is to create a modernized regime that:

  • upholds Aboriginal and treaty rights;
  • ensures collaboration with Indigenous governments;
  • balances the multitude of interests on public land; and
  • provides a clear and efficient framework for authorizing land use activities while promoting the ecological health and sustainability of the land.
How will my input make a difference? 

The feedback we receive will help shape policy on key issues. It will also allow us to build a clear and efficient framework for authorizing land use activities.

Your feedback will help us determine how a wide range of activities we regulate, such as:

  • trail-building;
  • the sale of land, including the land lottery system;
  • permits and leases;
  • land development;
  • compliance, monitoring and enforcement;
  • land planning;
  • agricultural activities such as grazing; and
  • decision making.
Where can I find related information? 
Where can I find results? 

We’ll collate the feedback we gather through the online engagement and the in-person events in a What We Heard report and post it on this page.

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

Share your thoughts on the engagement process by sending an email to newlandsact@yukon.ca.