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Management Plan 2010-2015

Kootenay National Park Management Plan 2010

Kootenay National Park Management Plan 2010 - 2015 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Management Plan Highlights (PDF, 483 KB)
Public Input (PDF, 452 KB)

The 2010 management plan replaces the 2000 version, and provides a road map for how Parks Canada will deliver its integrated mandate of protection, experience, and education in Kootenay National Park for the next 10-15 years.

Public interest in the management plan review was strong, coming from across the country and across the world. By the end of the two-stage program comments from dozens of organizations and thousands of individuals had been read and considered by the planning team. This feedback led to a final plan that allows each park to fulfil its potential within Canada’s system of protected areas, and continue to be a place where generations of Canadians can connect with each other and with the landscape.

Note: Information about the Highway 93 South Area Plan can be found here.


Implementation Report 2014

Implementation Report 2014 (PDF, 1 MB)

This annual report highlights progress and accomplishments for the 2014 calendar year. It provides an opportunity for Canadians to review and provide feedback on the progress and priorities established for the implementation of the Kootenay National Park Management Plan. The park management plan is the guide to how the national objectives of Parks Canada are delivered through on the ground initiatives in Kootenay. These initiatives support the goals of Canada’s National Conservation Plan by taking action to conserve Canada’s lands and waters, restore Canada’s ecosystems, and connect Canadians to nature. Highlights are presented for each of the fi ve key strategies outlined in the park management plan.

Previous Reports
Implementation Report 2013 (PDF, 8.2 MB)
Year in Review 2011 (PDF, 34 KB)
Priorities and Achievements 2011 (PDF, 248 KB)


State of the Park Report 2008

State of the Park Report 2008 (PDF, 701 KB)

The Kootenay National Park State of the Park Report (2008) is the Parks Canada Agency's first effort to comprehensively evaluate of the state of the three key elements of Parks Canada's mandate: resource protection; visitor experience; and public education. The primary purposes of the report are to:

  • provide an analysis of the state of the park regarding ecological integrity and cultural resources, visitor experience and public education;
  • report on the results of management actions in respect to reource protection, visitor experience, and public education;
  • provide key input to park management planning and serve as a tool for decsion-making with respect to issues associated with each of the mandate elements and their relations; and
  • communciate the state of the mandate elements to stakeholders and the public.  


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