A public meeting is planned for next week to gather input into the management plan for Kusawa Park.
The Whitehorse meeting is on March 13 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel. Short presentations will take place at 3, 5 and 7 p.m.
The project’s steering committee is seeking input on topics including recreational activities, traditional activities, park access, facilities and commercial use.
Those comments will be used for a draft management plan that will be available for public review and consultation later this year.
There are two territorial campgrounds in what will become Kusawa Park. The 3,082 square-kilometre area is withdrawn from staking, mining, and oil and gas development.
An earlier public meeting was already held this February in Haines Junction.
The steering community is also planning meetings with members of a number of First Nations.
On March 20 there is a meeting planned with the Carcross/Tagish First Nation at the First Nation’s administration building.
A meeting is also planned for April 3 with the Kwanlin Dun First Nation at the Potlatch House in the McIntyre subdivision.
The group has already met with Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.
For more information, visit www.kusawapark.ca