Environmental Impact Assessment
Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada Management Plan
Summary of the Environmental Assessment
The review of the Management Plan for the Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site of Canada was carried out in accordance with the 1999 Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals. Implementation of the management measures in the Management Plan promotes the commemorative integrity of the site and protection of its cultural resources. All of the above is in accordance with the site’s Commemorative Integrity Statement.
The strategic environmental assessment was carried out based on the preliminary version of the management plan in order to be able to incorporate the mitigation measures proposed before a final decision was made as to the management measures. This enabled us to adjust the preliminary management plan accordingly. The environmental assessment showed that there are few sources of stress and that the majority of them have little or no impact. Potential negative impacts can be mitigated by applying known technical measures or other means that have proven effective in the past.
A more detailed environmental assessment of projects will have to be conducted at a later planning stage, when sufficient details are available of what each project entails. Results of the strategic environmental assessment have led us to conclude that based on the information available, the management measures adopted for the site are acceptable. Overall, the strategic measures presented are in keeping with Parks Canada’s mandate and management policies. The environmental assessment concluded that the Battle of the Restigouche Management Plan will improve the site’s commemorative integrity.