Yukon government lays out new rules to protect sensitive wetlands – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 202337 Views

Jan 11, 2023

Policy ‘will help achieve clear and consistent decision-making’ for development, minister says

The Yukon government has unveiled a new wetlands policy, which leaders say will help steward some of the most ecologically-sensitive areas the territory has.

The policy document, presented on Tuesday, sets guardrails for how development operates in and around wetlands, which include fens, bogs and marshes.

Environment Minister Nils Clarke said the policy is intentionally broad, covering all sectors and any land disposition that can affect wetlands

“I hope to see broader adoption of the principles set out within this policy that will help achieve clear and consistent decision-making for all human activities in wetlands,” he said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-government-wetlands-policy-1.6709751

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