Yukon’s Proposed Kusawa Lake Park Withdrawn From Mineral Staking

In April 2005, the Yukon Government protected the proposed Kusawa Lake Park area from mineral claim staking and other land dispositions. This scenic 3113 km2 area west of Whitehorse, in the Stikine Highland and Southern Lakes ecoregions, has been an active park candidate since the start of the Endangered Spaces Campaign in 1989. In the 1970s, part of the area was a Recreation Reserve, but the park proposal did not advance until progress was made on land claims negotiations.

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