Management Plan

2.5 Management Principles

The following principles will guide decision-making.

  1. The parks and site are core protected areas within the Columbia Mountains Natural Region.
  2. Cooperation and collaboration with neighbouring land management agencies and stakeholders (such as private and non-profit organizations, education and government agencies) help protect ecological and commemorative integrity.
  3. The parks and site use scientifically-based research methods and monitoring, including traditional and local knowledge, in decision-making and work towards ecological and commemorative integrity.
  4. a) Each park management action considers the values of both ecological integrity and Cultural Resource Management principles and practices.
    b) Each national historic site management action is based on commemorative integrity requirements, including the protection of identified natural values.
  5. Protection of ecological and commemorative integrity takes precedence over use and facility development. New facility development or redevelopment of existing facilities will occur only if it improves ecological or commemorative integrity or improves public safety.
  6. No new or expanded commercial or private roofed accommodation will be permitted in the parks or site.
  7. Parks Canada’s Appropriate Use Criteria (Appendix C) will be used to evaluate any new recreational or educational activities and requests for increases or changes to existing visitor services.
  8. Opportunities for safe, quality visitor experiences are in keeping with the wilderness character of these heritage areas.
  9. Messages and opportunities are directed at increasing understanding, appreciation and care for the environment and our cultural heritage.
  10. Regional leadership in education and outreach programs fosters stewardship in the community and promotes public support for commemorative and ecological integrity.
  11. Parks Canada is active in influencing marketing and promotion that affect visitor demand within the regional ecosystem.
  12. Management of the national transportation corridor serves as a model for ecologically-sensitive and safe operations.
  13. Management activities, including planning, operations and maintenance applytechnologies, ethics and practices sensitive to ecological and cultural resource management requirements.

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