'A blueprint for stewardship': Commission releases draft land use plan for the Dawson region

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The Dawson Regional Planning Commission has released its draft land use plan, which lays the groundwork for how roughly 10 per cent of Yukon’s land mass should be managed in the future. 

“This draft plan is guided by sustainable development and stewardship and is intended to reflect the values and interests of the community,” said Debbie Nagano, the chair of the commission, during an event in Dawson City. “It is designed to enable the people in the planning region to build a diverse … economy while maintaining rich cultural legacies.”

Land use plans seek to clarify what can — or can’t — happen in a region by balancing conservation values

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