Permission to Access a Restricted Ecological Reserve
Permission may be required to access some Ecological Reserves because of special
management or conservation concerns in the area. Permission may
be granted in the form of a letter of permission or verbally in
a phone call with designated staff.
Why is permission required?
Ecological Reserves are selected to preserve representative and special natural
ecosystems, plant and animal species, features and phenomena. Sometimes,
due to the sensitive nature of the natural feature, it is necessary
to restrict access to the site. Where access has not been restricted
by legislation but where there are special management or conservation
concerns in an Ecological Reserve, permission to access the site
is required. Request for Permission
Permission authorizes an individual, group, or organization to carry out a specific activity
and outlines the specific conditions under which the proposed activity may occur.
In addition, by legislation, permits are required
for access to a site for scientific research or education purposes
and/or other specific activities in Ecological Reserves.