Protesters who met Yukon legislators returning from their summer break criticized them for being more in favour of development than wilderness protection.
Protesters were re-iterating their disappointment with the way the government has handled the development of a land use plan for the Peel River watershed in northeastern Yukon.
"The process was quite clear that the public interest spoke in two voices," said Dave Loeks, chair of the Peel Planning Commission.
"A minority wanted development in the Peel watershed and a majority — and a very clear majority — wanted to have substantial protection."
The government is starting another round of consultations with proposals for the area it calls more fair and balanced. The government says its vision would allow for development and protection.
People outside the legislature on Thursday said that disrespects the wishes of most Yukoners, the democratic process, and the land claims Umbrella Final Agreement.
"We would like them to stick with the original Peel plan, the one that was consulted on for six years in public, not the one that was created behind closed doors in two months," said protester Peter Mather.
The government is also proposing changes to its oil and gas act. Protesters called for it to include a ban on fracking.