Battle Over Wilderness Zoning
Sprawling over 26,000 square miles, the Peel watershed is one of the largest wild areas remaining in North America. A 2011 zoning plan (below right) would have maintained the area’s wilderness character, but since then the Yukon government has proposed a plan more favorable to industrial development.
Martin Gamache, NGM Staff. Sources: Geomatics Yukon; Peel Watershed Planning Commission; Yukon Land Use Planning Council