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Settlement Plan Reached for Yukon's Peel

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The Yukon Government, Canada's federal government and First Nations signed a land and resource plan for the Peel Watershed Planning Region.

Announced today, the Yukon Government said the plan will govern the "...ecologically sensitive land in Northeastern Yukon that is home to at-risk wildlife such as the threatened boreal woodland caribou."

The Peel is watershed of 67,431 square kilometres and drains 14% of Yukon’s territory into the Arctic Ocean through the Mackenzie River Delta.

Lack of clarity on the status of the Peel led to resource and conservation conflicts in the past.

"Finalizing the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan is an historic moment for Yukon that reflects respectful collaboration between First Nations and the Government of Yukon," said Premier Sandy Silver. "Our government committed to accepting the final recommended plan and we are honoured to deliver on that commitment for the benefit of all Yukoners. With our First Nations partners, we stand together for the Peel and celebrate this significant accomplishment.

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