Lands Branch

Assessment Projects

Location of YESAB Applications (click on map to see full size)         Summary of Environmental Assessment Priority and Important Projects, YESAB Applications, Land Branch/Agriculture Branch Applications, YWB Applications and Amendment Applications

  • Priority Projects 2016-0025 Sod Farm Expansion • This Application (AG17-007) is under review at the Water Board, but not yet available for public comment. Yukon Energy Corporation – Southern Lakes Enhanced Storage Concept
  • Important Projects Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) Regulations • The Yukon Government recently requested First Nation input into the development of regulations governing the use of ORVs in the territory. A workshop on December 5, 2017 was attended by representatives from several Yukon First Nations. Presentations focused on progress to date, the B.C. experience, and a review of existing legislation. Group discussions followed.

Current YESAB Applications Under Public Review Adequacy Review 2017-0196 Haeckel Ski Road Quarry • Purpose – to extend the existing Quarry lease from 2022 until 2027, and to reduce the volume estimates from 500,000 m3 to 350,000 m3 2018-0002 Francophone Secondary School • Purpose – to build a French-first language school in Whitehorse on the old F.H. Collins site 2018-0003 Bridge over Nordenskiold River • Purpose – to build a 12’ x 80’ bridge over the river, and to construct 700’ of new trail in order to provide access to a lot owned by the Proponent 2018-0013 Hidden Valley Lot Extension (Lot 1005-1) • Purpose – to extend the Proponent’s existing lot by ~0.3 ha Seeking Views and Information 2017-0191 Mendocina and Dycer Creek Placer Operation • Purpose – to continue mining 61 contiguous placer claims on Mendocina and Dycer Creeks 2017-0209 Alaska Highway Upgrades km 1435.5 to km 1437.5 • Purpose – to add new turn lanes, merge lanes, through lanes, and a service road at the junction of Alaska and Klondike highways in order to improve traffic flow and safety 2018-0005 Barge Launch – Yukon River • Purpose – to move a barge (>5t) a distance of ~100’ from Lot #138 in Marwell to the Yukon River on an existing trail Reviewing Information/Preparing Recommendations None at this time Recommendation Sent 2017-0189 Solar Farm at Mount Sima Industrial • Purpose – to lease 1.3 ha from the Yukon Government for the development of a solar farm • Recommendation – Proceed subject to terms and conditions 2017-0172 Environment Yukon Stocked Lakes Program • Purpose – to continue stocking 19 pothole lakes in central and southern Yukon including Cantlie, Chadden, Hidden 1 & 2, and Scout Lakes to provide sport fishing opportunities for Arctic Char, Kokanee Salmon, and Rainbow Trout • Recommendation – Proceed 2017-0164 McIntyre Creek/Mountain View Dr. Culvert Rehab • Purpose – to repair damage to the north culvert inlet, remediate the inlet area using riprap to prevent erosion, and remove deposited sediments a distance of 20m upstream to improve flow • Recommendation – Proceed subject to terms and conditions 2017-0157 KDFN Lot 1252 Development Preparation – KM 1423 Alaska Highway • Purpose – to prepare land (3.2 Ha) for the development of a Cardlock, truck parking, a 60 X 150 ft. operations building, and future highway services, which is located directly across the highway from the Beringia Centre • Recommendation – Proceed Decision Document Issued None at this time Land Management Branch/Agriculture Branch Applications Under Public Review #1043-2 Grazing Renewal Application km 209 Klondike Highway • Purpose – to renew this grazing agreement for the purpose of grazing horses #967 Land Application M’Clintock Valley Road • Purpose – to expand the existing lot by 3.4 ha to provide more pasture for poultry and pigs Amendment Applications None at this time   If you would like to learn more about any of the above projects, please view the project packages on the YESAB Online Registry (YOR) at the YESAB website or contact the Whitehorse Designated Office at 867.456.3200 or email at If you have any further questions or comments, please contact the TKC Environmental Assessment Technician at 867.668.3613 ex. 610 or email at