Provincial Protected Area Boundary Adjustment Policy, Process & Guidelines
within provincial parks, land uses are proposed involving activities
that are not permissible under the Park Act. The Minister of Environment
will consider such proposals where the public interest may warrant
modifying park boundaries to remove the affected area from the park.
Since 2000, the Ministry
has had a policy in place outlining how such proposals will be reviewed.
In 2004, and more recently in 2010, Government updated the policy to streamline and clarify the process, establish clear timelines for the review, and provide guidelines for proponents regarding government’s information requirements to support such a request. This is the Boundary Adjustment Guidelines Policy, Process
In recognition of the
public interest in the establishment and management of parks, and the
integral role parks play in supporting local economies and community-based
recreation, government has afforded parks a high level of legislative
protection. Because of this, boundary adjustments most often require changes
to legislation. Boundary modifications are normally approved only where
there are significant environmental, social or economic benefits to the
Province that exceed the importance of preserving the integrity of the
existing park boundary and values.
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