Park additions boost outdoor recreation, strengthen ecosystem protection

By Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Government of British Columbia
March 14, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Newly introduced legislation will expand B.C.’s parks and protected areas, strengthen biodiversity conservation and provide more opportunities for people to access outdoor recreation. The additions, proposed through legislative amendments to the Protected Areas of British Columbia (PABC) Act, add 189 hectares to six existing provincial parks and one conservancy. …The additions consist of private land acquisitions, private donations and Crown lands… As part of these amendments, the responsibility of existing roads in two parks and one conservancy is being transferred to other ministries. This includes Kikomun Creek Park, Nancy Greene Park and Yaaguun Suu Conservancy. Amendments to the PABC Act are required to add new land to parks, conservancies and ecological reserves, modify or correct boundaries and improve boundary descriptions.

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