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Thousand Islands National Park of Canada

State of the Park Report 2004 Executive Summary

As a small protected area in a relatively developed part of southeastern Ontario Thousand Islands National Park is subject to environmental stressors that originate from within and outside its boundaries. It is understood that the park, within the context of the Greater Park Ecosystem, must actively engage in partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders. Such actions are necessary to meet the commitment of ecological integrity, which is the first priority in the management of national parks as directed by the Canada National Parks Act.

The State of the Park Report for Thousand Islands National Park is a reflection of the degree of integrity at an ecosystem level. The report presents a detailed review of the park’s place in the Greater Park Ecosystem, a visual model of ecosystem interactions, a description of ecosystem stressors, a review of park management over the term of the current management plan, and the analysis of a suite of indicators and measures that outline the condition and trend of the integrity of Thousand Islands National Park and the Thousand Island Ecosystem.

Condition and Trends of Ecological Integrity Thousand Islands National Park Condition and Trends of Ecological Integrity Thousand Islands National Park