Parks Canada Seeking Input on Future of Rocky Mountain National Parks

Kootenay National Park. (Credit: Parks Canada)

You can have your say on the development of management plans for five national parks bordering B.C. and Alberta.

Public consultations are now open for the future use and development of Kootenay, Yoho, Banff, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier, and Jasper National Parks.

“We are committed to listening to Canadians, and working with them to protect our natural heritage across the country," says Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. "Canada’s mountain national parks are national treasures. Internationally renowned for their breathtaking landscapes, amazing visitor experiences, and incredible biodiversity, these places are ours to preserve and discover. I encourage all Canadians to get involved and help shape the future of these special places,”

Each consultation is listed separately on Parks Canada's website. Officials are seeking input on the following items:

  • Current trends
  • Research and monitoring
  • Public and indigenous peoples' feedback
  • The condition of key park indicators
  • Evaluation of the current management plans
  • Key challenges and opportunities
  • Relevant Parks Canada priorities and directions

"Your input will ensure the future park management plan reflects the perspectives of Canadians," the agency writes on their website.

Parks Canada is accepting feedback until April 30, 2019. The completed management plans are expected in 2020.

You can access the site through this link.

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