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.