The Government of Yukon is providing over $148,000 to support the Klondike Placer Miners’ Association (KPMA) launch of KPMA 101, an industry-led training and compliance education program for its members.
Built around three core components, KPMA 101 is an app that includes training modules, on-site implementation support and an adaptive management roundtable to ensure concepts are being communicated and implemented.
Through this initiative, KPMA is developing 20 training modules under three main categories: Earthworks & Reclamation, Planning & Regulatory and Community & Engagement. Modules are industry-driven and reviewed by external expertise. They marry research, regulation and best practises with practical information to help implement into day-to-day operations.
Modules reflect Yukon landscapes and governance, and feature real mines, real miners and real stakeholders.
The Yukon is a world-class mining jurisdiction because of our commitment to environmentally sustainable practices and strong regulatory clarity. This educational app will help to ensure that placer miners are provided with the most up to date information so they can continue to operate efficiently and responsibly. I want to thank the Klondike Placer Miner’s Association for their commitment to supporting the Yukon’s placer mining community.
Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai
We developed the program to meet the unique needs of the placer industry. The app is free for members and their employees, and it was built so modules can be downloaded to phones or tablets when in cell service, watched offline in the field and then reported on when back in service.
KPMA executive director Brooke Rudolph
KPMA 101 shows our commitment to being a proactive, responsible and forward-looking industry. It reflects our willingness to improve and better our operations, and we look forward to working with other community members and First Nations to keep building a vibrant, sustainable industry that is doing it the right way.
KPMA president Will Fellers
The KPMA was established in 1974 to promote and protect the interests of the placer mining industry and acts as a voice for all the Yukon’s placer miners providing leadership on, and advocating for, responsible and sustainable placer mining.
The KPMA works to enriching communities with technological and ethical advances to the benefit of all operators and the environment.