Protect the Peel

Protect the Peel Fifty per cent is a reasonable compromise to protect Yukon's Peel Watershed. The Protected Area Strategy is of vital importance to Yukoners who value wild places. Environmental values are the very essence why most of us have settled he

Fifty per cent is a reasonable compromise to protect Yukon’s Peel Watershed.

The Protected Area Strategy is of vital importance to Yukoners who value wild places.

Environmental values are the very essence why most of us have settled here.

To exploit this last great tract of wildland for short-term economic gain is clearly against the wishes of the majority of Yukoners.

I urge the government to make a bold move to demonstrate its commitment to conservation measures.

Brent

Liddle

Haines Junction

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