Park Objectives

Yellow-rumped Warbler

The guiding objectives for this planning program are from the Carcross Tagish First Nation and Kwanlin Dun First Nation final agreements.

They are the measure for all decisions in the planning process and are quoted from the final agreements below.

2.0 Objectives

The objectives of this schedule are:

  1. to establish a natural environment park to be known as Kusawa Park under the Parks and Land Certainty Act, R.S.Y. 2002, c. 165;
  2. to provide a process to develop a management plan for the Park;
  3. to protect for all time a natural area of territorial significance and of important cultural significance to the Three First Nations, which includes portions of the Yukon-Stikine Highlands, Ruby Ranges and Yukon Southern Lakes eco-regions, which contain important physical and biological features, as well as sites of archaeological, historical and cultural value;
  4. to recognize and protect the traditional use and sharing of the Area by Carcross/Tagish People, Kwanlin Dun and Champagne and Aishihik People;
  5. to recognize the current use of the Area by Carcross/Tagish People, Kwanlin Dun, Champagne and Aishihik People and other Yukon residents;
  6. to recognize and honour the history, heritage and culture of the Three First Nations in the Area through the establishment and operation of the Park;
  7. to encourage public awareness, use, appreciation and enjoyment of the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Park in a manner that will ensure it is protected for the benefit of future generations;
  8. to recognize the current recreational uses of the Area as well as its potential for other uses, including ecotourism and First Nation cultural tourism; and
  9. to provide economic opportunities to Carcross/Tagish People, Kwanlin Dun and Champagne and Aishihik People to participate in the development, operation and management of the Park in the manner set out in this schedule.