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Management Plan


Lucienne Masson Collection
Parks Canada

The management plan for Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada underwent a strategic environmental assessment in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Process for Policy and Program Proposals required by Cabinet directive. Under this environmental assessment process, federal departments and agencies use a mechanism of selfassessment to broadly determine, evaluate and mitigate the environmental repercussions of their projected activities and development. Under Parks Canada national management directive 2.4.2 on impact assessment, the scope of these environmental assessments has been expanded to include cultural resources so that only a single report need be produced. The environmental assessment for this management plan is presented in a separate report Examen environnemental stratégique du plan directeur du lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le- Mémorial-des-Irlandais – Octobre 1997 [Strategic environmental assessment of the management plan for Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site – October 1997 ]. The following is a summary of this report.

The management context on Grosse Île is somewhat peculiar in that, generally speaking, cultural and natural resources are concentrated primarily in different sectors of the island – i.e., in the northern section of the island in the case of natural resources, and in the southern section in the case of cultural resources (built heritage, land use, cultural landscapes and their vestiges).

Summary of the environmental assessment

Conformity with strategic directions
Identification of impact sources and assessment of concerns
Cumulative impacts
Mitigation strategies