Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks

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Are you inspired by the beauty and history of the Columbia Mountains region? Help shape the future of this special place.

Three significant places – one comprehensive plan!

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site

Have your say! Guided by input received in 2019 through public and stakeholder engagement, a draft management plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site has been developed. Now is your opportunity to let us know how we did. Contribute as much or as little as you like – we value all your feedback!

Are you inspired by the beauty and history of the Columbia Mountains region? Help shape the future of this special place.

Three significant places – one comprehensive plan!

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site

Have your say! Guided by input received in 2019 through public and stakeholder engagement, a draft management plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site has been developed. Now is your opportunity to let us know how we did. Contribute as much or as little as you like – we value all your feedback!

Ways to contribute:

  • Have your say: Review and comment on the plan's strategies and objectives that will guide park management over the next 10 years. The management plan is divided up into five comment forms: one for each of the four key strategies and one for the three management areas (see descriptions below). We invite you to comment on one or all five depending on your time and interests.
  • Forum: Join the discussion on the plan's vision - what should the parks and site look like in 15 - 20 years?
  • Map it: take a look at the zoning map for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks and leave your comments.
  • Ideas or Q & A: have additional thoughts or questions? Pop them in here.

The management plan lays out the future direction for the parks including a vision, key strategies and objectives to achieve over the next 5 to 10 years. It is developed in collaboration with Indigenous partners, stakeholders and interested Canadians.

Four key strategies frame the management direction for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks and Rogers Pass National Historic Site with specific focus on management priorities:

  • Conserving Natural and Cultural Heritage for Future Generations
  • True to Place Experiences
  • Strengthening Indigenous Relations
  • Assets, Infrastructure, Travel and Transportation

The four key strategies include elements of landscape-scale conservation and climate change, both important factors influencing the future of the mountain parks.

Area management focuses on specific areas of the national parks that have complex management challenges including important natural and/or cultural values, high visitation, public interest, significant infrastructure and multiple visitor experience opportunities. Three areas have been identified that require specific management objectives and targets in this management plan:

  • Meadows in the Sky: From Columbia River Valley to Alpine Headwaters
  • Rogers Pass National Historic Site
  • Beaver Valley

Input from Indigenous partners, stakeholders and the public during the first phase of engagement in 2019 supported development of the draft management plans for all the mountain national parks. Coordination across the mountain parks demonstrates our commitment to key priorities and a landscape-level approach. Common themes and priorities included in the plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks and Rogers Pass National Historic Site are:

  • Conserving Natural and Cultural Heritage for Future Generations
  • True to Place Experiences
  • Strengthening Indigenous Relations
  • Regional Connectivity and Landscapes, and
  • Climate Change and Adaptive Management.

About

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks protect and present examples of the unique Columbia Mountains Natural Region, characterized by steep mountain terrain, glaciers and dense vegetation. The area’s precipitation supports the world’s only inland cedar-hemlock temperate rainforest, and in winter results in heavy snowfall and unique avalanche challenges.

In Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Rogers Pass, nature and culture are intricately linked. From Indigenous peoples to early explorers and railway builders to motorists on the Trans-Canada Highway today, the most direct route from east to west led through the formidable Columbia Mountain ranges. The natural landscapes and terrain have sustained, inspired and challenged those who travel through.

** A “what we heard” document from the first phase of public engagement is available for review in the document library. **

Ask us!

Have questions about Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site? Want to know more about park management planning? Ask your questions here and we will do our best to answer them!


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    FAQ: What is a management plan?

    over 2 years ago

    A management plan outlines the vision, key strategies, objectives and targets for a national park or national historic site:

    ·  To protect and present these special places, and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure the ecological and commemorative integrity of these places for present and future generations.

    ·  To guide operations and priorities over a 5 to 10 year time frame.

    It is the primary public accountability document for each national park.

    Current legislation requires that every management plan be reviewed a minimum of every ten years and any resulting amendments be tabled in Parliament.  The management planning process involves: assessing the current state of park resources; determining key trends, pressures and opportunities; and setting priorities. Management plans are drafted in collaboration and consultation with Indigenous peoples, stakeholders, and interested Canadians.

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    FAQ: Why is Parks Canada consulting on the management plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks?

    over 2 years ago

    Parks Canada achieves its mandate and vision through the active participation of its team members, stakeholders, partners and the support of Canadians. Consultation helps Parks Canada develop sound policies, and improve programs and projects; consultation also helps all parties better understand these policies, programs, and projects. Parks Canada’s consultation processes adhere to the Agency’s guiding principles of respect, openness, inclusiveness, transparency, reasonability, accessibility, and accountability.


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    FAQ: What will Parks Canada do with the feedback it receives through consultation?

    over 2 years ago

    The Parks Canada team will read all of the content received through consultation. We will then consider how this feedback can be used to inform the development of the management plan for Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, and Rogers Pass National Historic Site. Participants should check back regularly at www.letstalkmountainparks.ca for updates on what we’ve heard through consultation, important milestones, and further opportunities to get involved.