One landscape for all

One landscape for all I can't help but notice that whenever there is an article about the Peel Watershed, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness and the Yukon Conservation Society are front and centre in getting their message across. These groups are quick t

I can’t help but notice that whenever there is an article about the Peel Watershed, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness and the Yukon Conservation Society are front and centre in getting their message across.

These groups are quick to point out results of surveys and submissions, most of which probably come from their own membership.

They, along with the wilderness tourism people, will not be satisfied unless the whole area is their own private playground; a secluded destination they can offer to wealthy Europeans.

I would like to point out none of these groups are acting in the interests of all Yukoners.

I did not receive a survey, which makes me wonder if they perhaps sent them only to those who would give them the answers they wanted.

Decisions about land-use planning in Yukon should be made by Yukoners and for Yukoners.

Here’s hoping the Yukon government will ignore the pressure groups and adopt a land use plan for the area that will benefit all Yukoners.

Jim Harris

Whitehorse