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Analysis of Party Positions on ATV Management

Trails Only Yukon Association – has worked with the parties to provide Yukon voters with as clear a picture as possible of what those parties will do regarding ATV management in our wilderness if elected on November 7, 2016. Through a series of newspaper ads we have shone a light on what the various politicians have done in the past – and what they are now promising to do in the future. This is our analysis of their plans and promises along with a mark for their efforts.

Analysis of Party Positions [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Voters Urged to Ask Candidates About ORV Rules

 [Whitehorse Star November 2, 2016 ]

Voters should know the position of each political party regarding access to the hinterland by off-road vehicles (ORVs), say representatives of the Trails Only Yukon Association.

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Environment forum confirms Yukon parties' stands on Peel plan

ELECTION 2016

Click on the links below to view the Questions for Candidates and the MLA Report card.

PARTY RESPONSES TO TOYA QUESTIONS

TOYA asked the four running Parties the following four following questions.

Question #1
If elected, will you support and promote a proactive approach or a complaints-driven process for managing ATV's in the Yukon wilderness? 

Question #2
If elected, will you support and promote a comprehensive plan for the whole territory or a piecemeal plan covering just the already damaged areas?
 

Question #3
If elected, will you support and promote the mandatory registration of all ATV's in the Yukon?
 

Question #4
If elected, will you support and promote the enactment of necessary legislation and regulations to effectively manage ATV's in the Yukon wilderness within the first 24 months of a new government mandate?

Click on the Party logos below to read their responses:

To the Editor

Regarding ATV management. Here is an important question.
Going into the coming consultations what is going to be the priority and
what is going to be our mindset?

We were recently honored to be invited to  give a presentation to
the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board and afterwards, the
chairperson, Harvey Jessup spoke very eloquently to us about their focus
of concern which is the protection of habitat and wildlife.

We listened carefully because in the coming  ATV management
consultations – if we start the conversation with  protected habitat and
wildlife being the first priority  – that conversation is likely to  end
well with reasonable and sensible solutions that benefit our wilderness
and ultimately our children and ourselves.

If,  on the other hand,  the conversation and mindset  begins  with
me and my machine being the first priority – that conversation may  not
result in the  wise stewardship of  wildlife, habitat and the wilderness
that we  all hope for.

So -I think it would be wise to listen to the admonition from the
Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board on this one – Habitat and
Wildlife protection comes first.

On behalf of the Trails Only Yukon Association,

Vern Peters, Ken Taylor, Philip Merchant, Peter Harms, Tony
Grabowski, Ellen Johnson, Manfred Hoefs