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Forillon National Park of Canada

Park Management

2010 Management Plan

Forillon National Park of Canada Management Plan, 2010 (PDF Version, 4.5 Mb)

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The Conservation of Resources

goal towards which all Canadian national parks strive is that of protecting representative elements of our natural heritage to allow the public to learn about, appreciate, and enjoy them while assuring long-term ecological integrity. The Natural Resources Conservation Service, to which all park wardens belong, achieves this goal through activities in different domains.

Knowledge, Protection and Development of Resources
Wardens take inventories of the park's natural elements, as well as collecting data about them. Having received training in natural sciences, wardens periodically update data on the park's resources.

In addition, park wardens ensure that the park's ecosystems are maintained in good condition. These systems must evolve naturally without being endangered by activities that are incompatible with the park's conservation mandate. In order to better protect the park's species, wardens try to understand the relationship between these species and such natural events as insect infestations and forest fires, which can affect their development.

The park's fauna and flora are susceptible to damage from pollution and trampling by hikers. Wardens try to find solutions to minimize the effects of trampling, poaching and polluting on park species. Wardens are also in charge of restoration work within the park's jurisdiction.

Many research projects are underway in Forillon National Park. These include inventories of seabirds and a study on the harlequin duck's movements as well as studies on the migrations of animals between the park and its surrounding areas. To receive further information on these studies, please contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service. If you visit the park, wardens will also be able to answer any of your questions.

Public Safety

The wardens organize land and marine search-and-rescue operations. Furthermore, they are responsible for handling animals that could be potentially dangerous to visitors or jeopardize public safety.

The cooperative effort among park services ensures that visitors can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings without threatening the park's unique heritage.

Law Enforcement

Park wardens enforce the National Parks Act as well as park rules, which were created to preserve the parks' natural and historic elements, as well as the well-being of the visitors.

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