New man­age­ment plan pro­vides bet­ter pro­tec­tion


A new man­age­ment plan for the four na­tional his­toric sites in the Chignecto Isth­mus area was tabled in Par­lia­ment re­cently, with a pledge they will be pro­tected and en­hanced for years to come.

“Parks Canada places be­long to all Cana­di­ans and of­fer truly Cana­dian ex­pe­ri­ences,” said Beause­jour MP Do­minic Leblanc.

Leblanc ap­plauded the col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort, one he said “will help pro­tect and share the story of the na­tional his­toric sites lo­cated on the Chignecto Isth­mus.”

Re­viewed ev­ery 10 years, man­age­ment plans are a leg­isla­tive re­quire­ment of the Canada Na­tional Parks Act and guide man­age­ment of Parks Canada’s places. This man­age­ment plan sets out a frame­work to help pre­serve the his­tory and her­itage in the Chignecto Isth­mus na­tional his­toric sites.

The new plan for the Chignecto Isth­mus na­tional his­toric sites out­lines the fol­low­ing key strate­gies: es­tab­lish­ing the sites as in­ter-linked, “must-see” at­trac­tions in the re­gion; in­creas­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion with peo­ple who value the na­tional his­toric sites; and im­prov­ing the man­age­ment, pro­tec­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion of the sites’ cul­tural and nat­u­ral re­sources.

The plan was de­vel­oped through pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion and based on in­put from lo­cal resi- dents and or­ga­ni­za­tions, vis­i­tors, stake­hold­ers, part­ners and In­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties of New Brunswick and Nova Sco­tia.

Bill Casey, MP for Cum­ber­landColch­ester, said Parks Canada’s sites are cor­ner­stones for the tourism in­dus­try in the area and the agency works with nearby com­mu­ni­ties to help grow lo­cal tourism and cre­ate jobs.

“By in­ter­link­ing the sites on the Isth­mus as ‘must-see at­trac­tions,’ Parks Canada is con­tin­u­ing to help grow lo­cal tourism. I en­cour­age all Cana­di­ans to visit and learn more about the na­tional his­toric sites lo­cated on the Chignecto Isth­mus and the im­por­tant role our area played in our coun­try’s his­tory.”

The Chignecto Isth­mus Man­age­ment Plan is avail­able on the Parks Canada’s web­site.

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