6. Summary of the Strategic Environmental Assessment

6.8 Conclusion

The results of this strategic environmental assessment lead to the conclusion that, on the basis of the knowledge currently available, the presentation concept adopted for this site is satisfactory from an environmental perspective. As a whole, the plan’s strategic directions are consistent with Parks Canada’s mandate and management policies. However, this examination has highlighted concerns with respect to protecting cultural and natural resources alike. By the same token, a number of potential conflicts between presenting the site and protecting its natural and cultural heritage have been noted.

The potential negative impacts of greatest concern can be mitigated through known techniques and methods or other time-tested means. In-depth environmental assessments should be conducted at a future planning stage, once projects have been more clearly defined.

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