Sources of expertise and training in conservation and management techniques
5. Protection and Management of the Property
- Protective designation
- Means of implementing protective measures
- Existing plans related to municipality and region in which the proposed property is located
- Property Management Plan
- Sources and levels of finance
- Sources of expertise and training in conservation and management techniques
- Visitor facilities and statistics
- Policies and programmes related to the presentation and promotion of the property
- Staffing levels
G. Sources of expertise and training in conservation and management Techniques
The Parks Canada Agency has a wide array of expertise available to support the staff of the Eastern Ontario Field Unit in the management of the nominated property to internationally accepted standards and to ensure that they have the training they require to undertake their responsibilities. These specialists include planners, archaeologists, landscape architects, architects, interpreters, historians, ecologists, curators, and engineers. They are located in the Parks Canada Agency Service Centre in Cornwall, Ontario, and in the National Office in Ottawa. Field Unit staff also have access to conservation expertise from the federal Department of Public Works.
Conservation professionals receive their training through university and college programs and are hired because of these skills and capacities. However, there is a significant amount of training that occurs on-the-job, as important knowledge and techniques are passed from skilled worker to skilled worker. In addition, periodic seminars and workshops are held to ensure that employees have sufficient understanding of conservation principles and practices. A good example of such training is the Parks Canada Agency’s Cultural Resource Management Policy Orientation Course, which is taken by managers, engineers, technicians and tradespersons.