Yukon Prospectors Association email@example.com
c/o Grant Allan, Box 31486, Whitehorse, YT. Y1A 6K8, 867-332-9975
The following are four principles the Yukon Prospectors Association are putting forward that it hopes, as a basis for discussion and policies, all governments (federal, territorial, municipal and First Nation) can support.
- As very little (less than 0.1%) of all Yukon land may eventually result in mining and infrastructure development, most of Yukon’s land base should be available for exploration for mineral deposits using responsible exploration practices .
- Where the effects of activities on the land are of low impact, access to public lands for responsible activities should be freely allowed and not discouraged.
- Responsible mineral exploration and mine development should be encouraged as it provides for a strong economy, including jobs and educational opportunities for citizens and families in the Yukon. All laws and regulations should:
- encourage and enable efficient and responsible exploration and development and reclamation
- discourage irresponsible practices, and
- ensure protection for environmental and cultural values.
- The right of the mining industry to pursue responsible development should be assured. Incentive should be provided by clear and sensible rules that, if followed, will result in a positive return on investment of time and money towards discovery and development of mineral deposits.