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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:

1981    Government contacted resident hunters •    1800 responded •    85.6% wanted ATVs restricted in some manner •    43%^ wanted their use eliminated entirely


1997    Government contacted resident sheep hunters •    105 of 187 responded •    79% gave comments as follows
o 26% wanted ATVs banned o 39% wanted them restricted o 14% felt they could be used to manage hunters in crowded areas


2008    Fish and Wildlife Management board asked, “Should there be controlled access routes and/or elevation restrictions for ATVs to protect habitat?”
•    163 respondented to this questions •    88% supported ATV restrictions


2010    Trails Only Yukon Association undertook a door-to-door random survey of residences in the Whitehorse area to gauge support for designated ATV trails.
•    713 people were contacted in 20 areas of Whitehorse •    71% supported Designated trails •    13% expressed no opinion •    16% were opposed