Clean air, water, and soil; healthy habitat; and a sense of wilderness.
We are working towards
- Better air quality
- Using less water
- Keeping a high quality of drinking water
- Maintaining or increasing wilderness areas and regional parks area
- Fewer conflicts between humans and wildlife
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).
The City of Whitehorse completed a Regional Parks Plan in 2014 as a framework for future planning. The Chadburn Lake Park Management Plan was completed in 2017. The City has been working with Government of Yukon to monitor air quality in Whitehorse neighbourhoods and upon finding poor air quality in several neighbourhoods, is working on a Yukon Initiative on Healthy Air.