This management plan is a review of the 1995 Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks Management Plan and includes management considerations for Rogers Pass National Historic Site of Canada.
The management plan was prepared with public consultation and includes a vision for the parks and site and chapters for each aspect of park and site operations and administration. The strategic direction, objectives and actions are outlined for each area of parks and site management and operations. Some of the major issues addressed in the plan include threats to natural habitat and processes, impact of the transportation corridor, the protection, preservation and presentation of Rogers Pass National Historic Site and providing a range of appropriate opportunities to engage Canadians.
The idea of maintaining intact habitats and natural processes is outlined in the plan and will be approached by:
- working with neighbours;
- protecting old-growth forests;
- protecting valley bottom wetlands; and
- developing fire management objectives in consultation with stakeholders.
The importance of ecological integrity, cultural resource management and public safety in the operation of the transportation corridor is stated throughout the plan. This will be accomplished by:
- forming a Transportation Advisory Committee to identify planning, operation and maintenance opportunities along the corridor.
The significance and irreplaceable legacy of Rogers Pass National Historic Site is a cornerstone of the plan and will be addressed by:
- protecting important resources from erosion and vegetation succession.
The relevance of national parks and national historic sites to Canadian society is a major theme of the plan. The idea is to engage Canadians and foster understanding, enjoyment and stewardship by:
- building relationships with nearby First Nations;
- offering new opportunities for consultation and participation with regular progress reports on the implementation of the management plan;
- working with the local communities to produce a Heritage Tourism Strategy;
- renewing heritage presentation by working with partners to present messages not included in existing media; and
- improving visitor opportunities, facilities and services from a regional perspective.
The plan also includes a section entitled Landscape Management Units which balances ecological, cultural and visitor use considerations and provides an opportunity to implement human use management strategies. The Parks Canada system of zoning and declared wilderness is also described in the document.
The management plan describes the nature of the parks and site and sets a course of action for management and operations steered by the vision.