The Lands and Resources Department wishes to keep citizens informed and facilitate communication about projects and developments in the Traditional Territory. The Lands and Resources Department created this section to provide brief information about current projects and developments going through assessment under the Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Board (YESAB). Please find a brief summary of projects currently in the “seeking views” stage of assessment. 

Information/views/opinions/questions should be directed either to our Lands and Resources Department or to the local YESAB Designated Office (see contact below). No online posts or comments will be considered.

Contact us because…

1)      You have questions about the project or want more information;

2)      You would like to submit your own personal comments to YESAB about a project but need assistance;

3)      You have specific concerns or information about the project area or about values that might be affected by the project that you would like NND to consider when we submit comments,

Please contact our Environmental Assessment Officer, Stephan Walke

( 867-996-2265 ext. 152

In particular, consider the following questions:

1. What is important to you in the proposed project area?

  • What is the drainage like? 
  • Are there calving grounds?
  • Are there fish bearing streams?
  • Are there salmons spawning gravels?
  • Are there wetlands?
  • Are there important wildlife forage areas?
  • Are there old camp sites in the area?
  • Are there berry patches in the area?
  • Are there old trails in the area?
  • Is there an active trapline overlapping the area? 

2. How do you think those valued components would be affected or impacted by the proposed project?

3. Do you have any suggestions for how the effects you have identified could be reduced or eliminated?1

1taken from YESAB communication

YESAB Information and Contact: for information on all projects and interactive map for information about the Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Board

Mayo Designated YESAB Office:

PO Box 2126, Mayo, Y0B 1M0

Phone: 867-996-4040 // Fax: 867-390-4049

YESAB Projects Currently in Seeking Views

[Currently no projects in Seeking Views]

Adequacy Review

Placer Mine – Granite Creek (#2020-0171)

Proponent: Jim Davies

This proposal is for the renewal of PM12-012 that expires July 1, 2020, with no changes except for a small increase in the volume of material stripped and sluiced from 200,000 m3 to 250,000 m3 each and add an additional camp with a crew of 6. Mining operations intend to continue mining upstream and downstream of current activities.


Placer Mine – Gold Run Creek

Proponent: 1885744 Alberta Ltd.

This application is the renewal and consolidation of three existing water licenses and class 4 Mining Land Use Permits. With the consolidation, the water requisition on this one single license has been reduced from the currently authorized amount of 13,909.00m3/day down to 6,000m3/day on the main Gold Run Creek channel and the 5 tributary channels. 50% of water recycle is proposed reducing the daily draw by half again.


Quartz Exploration Program – Nidd Project (#2020-0168)

Proponent: Fireweed Zinc Ltd

The purpose of the project is to conduct quartz exploration at the Nidd Project. The project currently consists of a series of roads and trails, a camp area, core storage area. Fireweed is
proposing to undertake seasonal mineral exploration from February 1st to November 30th annually at the Project for the primary activity of diamond drilling. Fireweed will be applying for a 10-year term Class 4 Mining Land Use Approval. The proposed exploration activities will utilize winter-spring-summer-fall seasons to complete exploration work. The proposed
activities will utilize previously developed access routes & trails, where possible, to minimize the potential ground disturbance on the Project. A new additional camp housing of up to 50 persons is proposed near the old camp area, dependent on ongoing field investigations for drinking water and terrain suitability.


Forest Resource Road Construction –  Dominion THP

Proponent: YG Forest Management Branch

This location is within the existing Dominion Timber Harvest Plan (THP) with a supply of fire-killed timber in the vicinity of Dawson City. Suitable locations for harvesting dead, dry timber for fuelwood close to Dawson City are limited. Up to five independent class 3 roads have been identified to access merchantable timber in operating units. Roads that are proposed will be built in locations with appropriate terrain features, presence/absence of
permafrost, soil characteristics, and fuelwood volumes. Forest resource road construction proposed is the minimum length and grade required for safe access to maximize resource use. Location may change within the operating unit based on localized site conditions up to 500m.


Quartz Exploration – Gold Dome Property (#2020-0148)

Proponent: Golden Predator Mining Corp

To continue the exploration of the Gold (Scheelite) Dome project, which has the potential to host an
economic gold deposit. The Gold Dome project has been subjected to quartz mineral exploration for many years. Exploration has been sporadic in recent years, with the property remaining dormant since the most recent exploration occurring in 2010. Numerous areas on the property have been partially explored and have produced results that warrant additional exploration. Some areas of the property remain underexplored and require the collection of basic exploration data, i.e., soil sampling. Exploration methods that will be utilized include soil sampling, geophysics, prospecting, geological mapping, trenching, and
drilling. Infrastructure support for this exploration will include the use of existing roads and trails and potentially construction of additional roads and trails


Placer Mine – Ping Pong Creek (#2020-0146)

Proponent: Nicholas Minelli

The purpose of the project is a Class 4 Mining Land Use Permit and Water Licence on 11 Claims along Ping Pong Creek. This project entails the use of of stream reservoir, a new ford, a permanent diversion channel, and 1 camp with a crew of 9 people.


Placer Mine – Secret Creek (#2020-0091)

Proponent: Enviro-Gold Investments Ltd.

This will be a two water license/land use project amended to a single 10 yr water license/land use project containing all contiguous grouped claims of each water license to form a 43 contiguous (grouped) claim water use, land use project. There will be no other amendments. This will reduce the impacts of mining by having one camp instead of two,
single fuel storage instead of two, and using 48,500 m less water use. This will be a 43 claim placer mining project using modern mining techniques to selectively process a minimal area in an environmentally responsible manner while posing no danger or threat to fish, water, heritage sites, or habitat. It will include hydro-sluicing drilling, which will increase in volume from 25000-45000 c m overburden removal per annum, fuel storage to 20,000 L, and a
single camp size up to 9 miners.


Quartz Exploration- Antimony Creek (#2020-0075)

Proponent: Ryanwood Exploration, Inc.

The exploration will continue with GroundTruth Exploration Drones to Drills model, which is a systematic, low environmental impact resource identification and assessment system. The purpose of this project is to further the exploration and understanding of gold
occurrences and deposits on the property. The primary focus will be on expanding anomalies already discovered, with some effort put into locating new areas of interest.

The project takes place overlapping Antimony Creek just East of the Dempster Highway and just South of Tombstone Territorial Park. The project overlaps and is nearby a number of key wildlife areas and values.