Clean air, water, and soil; healthy habitat; and a sense of wilderness.
Reduce number of days when air quality does not meet the Yukon Air quality standards on a 10-year average
|Decrease number of days by 10% by 2020||Average number of days for 2003-2012 is 7.1 days.
|Meet the national standard for drinking water quality||Maintain at 100%||Meets standards|
|Maintain current wilderness areas as identified in the Official Community Plan||Maintain at 100%||OCP review underway in 2018-2019|
|Retain or increase area of regional parks||Maintain at 100% or increase||12,655 hectares contained in 5 regional parks|
Reduce number of reported human-wildlife conflicts
|Decrease by 5% by 2020||98 incidents were responded to by Conservation Officers in 2014. Subsequent data is not available.|
Protecting and enhancing the environment has intrinsic value and is important to a high quality of life for residents. A healthy environment provides ecological services (e.g. clean water, air, soil, and a stable climate) and economic benefits (e.g. recreational activities, tourism).
High. The City manages land use and parks, influences transportation-related emissions, and influences ground and surface water use, treatment, and disposal.
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