Management Plan Review

Saglek Fjord
Saglek Fjord
© Parks Canada / Heiko Wittenborn

The Canada National Parks Act (2000) requires Parks Canada to prepare a management plan for each national park in its care and to review the plan at least every 10 years. The management plan for Tongait KakKasuangita SilakKijapvinga (Torngat Mountains National Park) of Canada is the key accountability document to the Canadian public. The review of the 2010 TMNP Management Plan is now underway.

The management plan provides the framework for decision-making and how Parks Canada, Inuit, partners and stakeholders will work together to enhance the management of the park in the coming years. It will set clear, strategic direction for the management and operation of Torngat Mountains National Park by outlining a long term vision and establishing a set of 5-year to 10-year objectives with associated targets.

The First Ten Years

Parks Canada spent time on the land with Inuit from Nunavik and Nunatsiavut and the Cooperative Management Board to understand more about the land, wildlife, history, culture and Inuit connections to the place. This provided opportunities to hear their stories and, with the participation of Inuit, weave these stories into experiences for visitors to the park.

Parks Canada staff have spent the first ten years working with the Cooperative Management Board to determine the stories we want to share with visitors and to find ways to facilitate opportunities for Inuit – elders and youth – to spend time in the park to strengthen connections to this land and to keep our relationship with each other strong.

Management Plan Review

The proposed vision, issues and opportunities facing Torngat Mountains National Park were outlined in a discussion paper and presented to partners, stakeholders and at local community open houses in Kangiqsualujjuaq in Nunavik and Nain in Nunatsiavut during June 2016. The Cooperative Management Board met at Base Camp during the first week of August to discuss the proposed strategies to address the issues and opportunities facing the park.

Based on feedback received during consultations, the Draft Management Plan for Torngat Mountains National Park has been prepared and is now available for review and comment. The Cooperative Management Board will consider all input on the Draft Plan before finalizing the plan in 2017.

Download Draft Management Plan

Partners, stakeholders, the general public and community members are invited to review the Draft Plan and provide comments via email or mail to the following addresses: please send by e-mail to gary.baikie@pc.gc.ca or by mail to: 17 Sandbanks Rd., Box 471 Nain, NL A0P 1L0.

 

Research and Monitoring in Torngat Mountains National Park

Management Plan