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Management Plan

CONSERVATION PRIORITIES

Plant communities and certain sectors of the island were considered as units and evaluated according to the criteria outlined above. They were then grouped according to their category of conservation priority. Thus an ecological approach underlay the prioritization process, whereby communities were evaluated solely in terms of the conservation of natural resources, without referring to their value for educational or recreational purposes. Although the results of this exercise do not constitute an official zoning proposal, they nevertheless represent a key element in the planning process to be adopted for the island, since conservation is part of the Parks Canada mandate.


Appendix 2: Conservation priorities for Grosse Île natural resources

Methodology
Natural resources evaluation criteria
Conservation priorities
Definition of categories of conservation priority
Conclusion