Environmental Impact Assessment
Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site of Canada Management Plan
The management actions in this management plan have been subject to an environmental assessment to identify any potential environmental effects. The environmental assessment was conducted according to direction in theParks Canada Management Directive 2.4.2 - Impact Assessment (1998), Parks Canada Guide to the Environmental Assessment of Management Plans (2000) and the Environmental Assessment Process for Policy and Programs (Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office, 1993). The environmental assessment ensures the plan adheres to Parks Canada’s environmental policies and those of the Government of Canada in general. The environmental assessment of the management proposal was conducted in the final stage of the drafting of the management plan to allow for the incorporation of necessary changes into the final document.
The environmental assessment concluded that none of the existing and proposed actions will have a detrimental impact on the key components of the natural, cultural or socio-economic environments. The activities can only be looked upon as positive and supportive of the overall objectives of the site. The plan initiatives contribute to the commemorative integrity of the site and clearly demonstrate adherence to Parks Canada’s cultural resource management goals and objectives. The management, protection and heritage presentation actions are forward-moving initiatives to enhance the management and protection strategies already in place.
In the future, should any maintenance and conservation work be undertaken at the site such as the stabilization of Cathcart Tower, a project specific environmental assessment to identify any potential environmental impact may be required under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.