Parks Canada's goal is to allow people to enjoy national parks as special places without damaging their integrity. Conserving and restoring ecological integrity is our first priority in park management.

Plastics pollution
Marine debris, including plastic waste, is a serious threat to our oceans, lakes and rivers.
Wetlands are natural engineering systems that keep our environment healthy.
Helping the Greater Sage-Grouse strut his stuff
A University of Alberta research project focuses on restoring the sagebrush ecosystem in Grasslands National Park.
Reading nature: finding the big stories in small things
Parks Canada staff use small items, from bones to pollen, to build up a big picture of an ecosystem.
Learn about the threats and pressures affecting the ecological integrity of protected areas.
Fire management
As rejuvenator and recycler, fire has an essential role to play in national parks.
Preserving ecological integrity
Find out how national parks are managed to keep them healthy and whole.
Restoring forest health in the Highlands
A four-year project with the Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources and other partners to begin to restore the boreal forest in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Nova Scotia
Parks for the Milky Way
Parks Canada’s Dark-Sky Preserves are havens of night in an increasingly over-lit world.

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