This page was updated on Aug 21, 2020

Hearing in the Public Interest

Placer Mining in Wetlands

The Board is holding a public interest hearing pursuant to section 19(1) of the Waters Act based on a genuine interest and concern respecting placer mining in wetlands. The virtual hearing will occur on October 27 to 29, 2020. The virtual format enables the hearing to proceed given COVID-19 restrictions in Yukon.

The purpose of the hearing is to gather information to further develop the Board’s Wetland Information Guidelines and to hear views about placer mining activities occurring in wetlands.

Date: Oct 27 - 29, 2020

Time: 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Video recordings of the public hearing:

The deadline for providing notice to the Board of intent to speak at the hearing has now passed. The order of representations for the hearing can be found in the agenda for the public interest hearing.

The Board welcomes written submissions via email at or by submitting comments using WATERLINE under Application File No. PM20-018 up to and until December 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Additional Information

Notice of Public Interest Hearing - Aug 21, 2020

Agenda - October 23, 2020

Wetland Information Guidelines