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Management Plan

7.1.1 Strategic Goals

All visitors understand the national ecological and cultural significance of the parks and the national historic significance of Rogers Pass.

Information is available to help visitors make informed choices.

Educational opportunities are a significant element of every visitor experience.

The Canadian public actively supports and engages in heritage conservation.

7.1.2 Objectives

  1. To engage Canadians and international visitors with a renewed program of heritage presentation.
  2. To increase the number of visitors contacted through communication programs and media.
  3. To increase awareness through outreach programs.
  4. To coordinate communications with other mountain national parks, and seek additional partners for program development and delivery.
  5. To offer opportunities for First Nations in southeastern British Columbia to present their heritage.
  6. To develop and implement a heritage tourism strategy.
  7. To use the messages outlined in the Rogers Pass Commemorative Integrity Statement and complementary messages relevant to the national historic site for site presentation programs.
  8. To communicate the historic values of park and site cultural resources to visitors and stakeholders.

7.1.3 Key Actions

  1. Develop additional issue-based heritage presentation, outreach and education programming, in collaboration with resource managers, scientists and the management team.
  2. Replace outdated media at high visitor use areas.
  3. Work with partners to present messages not included in existing media (See the Landscape Management Units section for specific details).
  4. Monitor the effectiveness of communications through regular evaluation of programs, exhibits and other media. 
  5. Build relationships and identify opportunities to collaborate with First Nations to present their heritage in the national parks and the neighbouring Columbia, Okanagan, and Shuswap regions.
  6. Offer outreach, education and extension programs (e.g., local school programs) in regional communities. As a first step, prepare a community relations strategy. 
  7. Participate in provincial curriculum development where appropriate.
  8. Participate in appropriate learning travel initiatives with local community groups and businesses.
  9. Take advantage of regularly scheduled community events to communicate with the public in Revelstoke and Golden.
  10. Use mass media and new technologies to improve information and educational services.
  11. Identify opportunities to share communications initiatives with other mountain parks including development, delivery, funding, partnerships and sponsorships.
  12. Maintain relationships with key partners such as the Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier, the Columbia Mountains Institute, the Kootenay Lake Historical Society, local Chambers of Commerce, operators of local accommodation, the Knowledge Network, the Bear Aware Program, the Canadian Avalanche Association, etc.;  pursue opportunities to offer communication programs with these partners.
  13. Increase visitor awareness and participation by promoting programs, exhibits and media.
  14. Cooperate with the Revelstoke Museum and the Revelstoke Railway Museum to communicate messages of national historic significance.
  15. Develop exhibits for the Glacier House ruins and off-site exhibits for Glacier Station in partnership with others.
  16. Continue to advance development of a Rogers Pass National Historic Site web site.

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