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Public comment sought on Kusawa Park management

February 19, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

(February 19, 2014)—The Kusawa Park Steering Committee invites Yukoners to comment on key topics to be addressed in the Kusawa Park Management Plan. A series of meetings are being held this February through April to allow the public to share their views.

Public meetings:

  • February 27, Haines Junction, Da Kų Cultural Centre; 3 – 8 p.m., short presentations at 3, 5, and 7 p.m.
  • March 13, Whitehorse, Conference Room 3, Westmark Whitehorse Hotel; 3 – 8 p.m., short presentations at 3, 5, and 7 p.m.

First Nations meetings:

  • February 26, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, Takhini River Subdivision Community Hall, Km 1470 Alaska Highway
  • March 20, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Carcross/Tagish First Nation Administration Building, Carcross
  • 7 p.m. April 24, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Potlatch House, McIntyre Subdivision

Each meeting will include a short presentation and information stations where attendees can provide input on park management topics such as recreational activities, traditional activities, park access, facilities, commercial use and more.   
The input received at the meetings will help the Steering Committee complete a draft management plan that will be available for public review and consultation later in the year.

Representatives from the Yukon government, Carcross/Tagish, Kwanlin Dün and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations comprise the Steering Committee. There are two territorial campgrounds in what will become Kusawa Park. The 3082 square kilometer park is withdrawn from staking, mining, and oil and gas development.

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For more information contact:
Kusawa Park Steering Committee
Afan Jones, Secretariat
Tel:  667 3048
Mail: V-4 Box 2703
Whitehorse Yukon Y1A 2C6
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Website:  http://www.kusawapark.ca

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