Management Planning Process
Phase 1: Situation Analysis
The Situation Analysis includes an in-depth review of the natural, cultural and social values of the study area. The Background Report summarizes key findings from technical reports and studies relevant to conservation area planning to help understand pressures and provide preliminary recommendations through the management planning process. The Situation Analysis was completed between 2016-2017.
Phase 2: Strategic Directions
The Strategic Directions Report will outline the guiding statements (vision, objective, directions and outcomes), present conceptual plans and artistic renderings for key features, and discuss input received through consultations. The report will provide the rationale for decision making, show how recommendations were developed and the transformation of those recommendations into policies, projects and programming initiatives.
We are currently in the Strategic Directions phase of the project. The Strategic Directions Report is anticipated for completion by June 2021.
Phase 3: Management Plan
The Management Plan presents a final vision for the conservation area and elaborates on directions and actions outlined in the Strategic Directions Report through more detailed management direction, conceptual design and policies. This plan guides infrastructure development, park management and operations, restoration and natural resource management, recreation and programming, and community partnerships over a 25-year timeframe with evaluation and updates at appropriate intervals. Implementation planning including costing and phasing is also provided.
The Management Plan is anticipated for completion by December 2021.