Mining in communities framework

This engagement is now closed.

It ran from 2022-08-29 to 2022-10-18.

Check below for where to find results.

Where can I find results? 

We are developing a web page that helps explain how mineral development is regulated. We are also helping inform municipalities on how they can manage mineral exploration and mining activities within their boundaries. These processes are informed by the public engagement held in the autumn of 2022. The engagement included community meetings, an online survey and consultation with First Nations governments.

What was this engagement about? 

We’re in the process of developing the Mineral Staking and Development Framework for mining in communities. The framework suggests approaches to:

  • prevent and resolve land use conflicts between mining operations and Yukon communities;
  • improve coordination between community land use planning and mineral regulatory processes; and
  • find ways for mining activities within Yukon communities to respect community values and interests.
How will my input make a difference? 

Your input is helping inform municipalities on how to manage mineral exploration within their boundries.

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

Share your thoughts on the engagement process by contacting land.planning@yukon.ca

Where can I find related information? 

The following pages contain information on mining in the Yukon:

You can learn more about community land use planning by reading official community plans for communities.