2013-14 Report on Plans and Priorities
ii Action on the Ground is an Agency initiative which consists of a variety of active management and restoration projects aimed at addressing priority ecological integrity issues in targeted national parks. Examples of ecosystem restoration projects currently underway include enhancements to watershed connectivity, control of invasive species, restoration of habitat for species at risk and improvement to water quality in aquatic ecosystems, all of which contribute to improving ecological integrity.
xii Townsite communities include Field in Yoho National Park of Canada, British Columbia; Lake Louise in Banff National Park of Canada, Alberta; Wasagaming in Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, Manitoba; Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park of Canada, Saskatchewan; and Waterton in Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada, Alberta. Two other townsites, Banff and Jasper, are self-governed since 1990 and 2002, respectively. Parks Canada retains authority for community plans and by-laws in Banff, and for community plans, land-use planning and development in Jasper.
xiii Highways managed by Parks Canada consist of 1,150 two-lane kilometres of highways including 360 two-lane kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway through Banff, Yoho, Glacier, Mount Revelstoke and Terra Nova National Parks, 790 two-lane kilometres of highways through 8 provinces and one territory including the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, and 224 highway bridges.
xiv Waterways, which support commercial and recreational boating as well as other recreational activities, include the Trent-Severn Waterway, the Rideau and Sault Ste. Marie canals in Ontario; the Carillon, Chambly, Lachine, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Saint-Ours canals in Quebec; and the St. Peters canal in Nova Scotia.