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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Panel seeks staking ban for most of Peel

Mining group worries recommendations will lock up valuable resources; start anti-mining trend in Yukon's other mineral-rich areas


Last updated 12/20/2009 at Noon

A review panel has recommended that most of the Peel River watershed region in northeast Yukon Territory be withdrawn from industrial use, including mineral resource development.

In long-awaited recommendations, the Peel Watershed Planning Commission is seeking to ban mining activity in 80 percent of the 68,000 square kilometers, or 26,255 square miles, that comprises the Peel watershed region...

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