Yoho National Park Management Plan

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Parks Canada has drafted new management plans for the mountain national parks.

The draft management plan for Yoho National Park is now available for public review and input.

From April 14 until July 7, 2021, Parks Canada invites the public to provide feedback on the draft management plans for the mountain parks.

Following an initial phase of public consultation where participants described their vision of the mountain national parks ‘at their future best’, and identified important issues and opportunities, feedback was incorporated into draft management plans. The executive summary for the mountain parks’ initial phase of consultation and detailed summary of comments for Kootenay National Park are available online.

An online survey has been prepared to collect feedback on the draft Yoho National Park management plan. The survey asks for feedback on proposed strategies, and the objectives Parks Canada will meet over the next ten years under the strategic direction of the management plan.

Parks Canada has coordinated the development of the draft management plans for the mountain national parks. Consistency and common strategies within the plans demonstrate our commitment to key priorities, and to a landscape-level approach. Common themes and priorities you will see included in the Yoho park plan and in the plans for the other mountain national parks include:

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


Have your say, and help guide the future of Yoho National Park!



Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Vertical rock walls, waterfalls and dizzying peaks draw visitors from around the world. With exceptional hiking and sightseeing, the park offers a unique glimpse of Canada’s natural wonders, from the secrets of ancient ocean life to the power of ice and water.



Parks Canada has drafted new management plans for the mountain national parks.

The draft management plan for Yoho National Park is now available for public review and input.

From April 14 until July 7, 2021, Parks Canada invites the public to provide feedback on the draft management plans for the mountain parks.

Following an initial phase of public consultation where participants described their vision of the mountain national parks ‘at their future best’, and identified important issues and opportunities, feedback was incorporated into draft management plans. The executive summary for the mountain parks’ initial phase of consultation and detailed summary of comments for Kootenay National Park are available online.

An online survey has been prepared to collect feedback on the draft Yoho National Park management plan. The survey asks for feedback on proposed strategies, and the objectives Parks Canada will meet over the next ten years under the strategic direction of the management plan.

Parks Canada has coordinated the development of the draft management plans for the mountain national parks. Consistency and common strategies within the plans demonstrate our commitment to key priorities, and to a landscape-level approach. Common themes and priorities you will see included in the Yoho park plan and in the plans for the other mountain national parks include:

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


Have your say, and help guide the future of Yoho National Park!



Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Vertical rock walls, waterfalls and dizzying peaks draw visitors from around the world. With exceptional hiking and sightseeing, the park offers a unique glimpse of Canada’s natural wonders, from the secrets of ancient ocean life to the power of ice and water.


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  • Vision for Yoho National Park

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    The Yoho National Park Draft management plan includes a vision for the park at its future best.

     

    The vision for the future of Yoho National Park includes these key elements:

    • Ktunaxa and Secwépemc peoples are reconnected to this part of their traditional territory;
    • native forest ecosystems are shaped by fire; 
    • healthy wildlife populations thrive with secure habitat and travel corridors;
    • visitor learning opportunities are available and focused on Yoho’s natural and human history;
    • a range of nature and culture-based recreational opportunities are provided to visitors and supported by high-quality facilities and services;
    • research and education continues on the globally-significant Burgess Shale fossil sites;
    • the Village of Field continues to be a unique mountain community that supports its local population and provides essential services to park visitors.    

     

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  • Conserving natural and cultural heritage for future generations

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    The protection of natural and cultural resources, ecological integrity, and park landscapes is core to Yoho’s existence. Parks Canada’s approach to conserving these important aspects will be guided by an understanding of and respect for the significance of place, ecological integrity and cultural values.  


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  • True to place experiences

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    National parks provide exceptional opportunities for Canadians to develop a sense of connection to their natural and cultural heritage. The opportunity to be immersed in nature, history and diverse cultures while surrounded by wilderness and mountain landscapes is truly distinctive. Maintaining the authenticity and quality of this experience while ensuring that visitors understand its uniqueness is central to Parks Canada’s mandate.


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  • Strengthening Indigenous relations

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    The Government of Canada has committed to deepen and strengthen relationships with Indigenous peoples. With approaches founded on renewed relationships, respect and cooperation, the mountain national parks will continue to recognize Indigenous connections and work with Indigenous peoples to advance priorities of mutual interest.


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  • Connecting with Canadians within and beyond the park

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    Parks Canada strives to make the natural and cultural heritage of the park better known through engaging programs and educational content that helps to build a sense of connection. As people come to understand this heritage, they will come to value and support national parks in the future, and be inspired to engage in conservation and stewardship activities wherever they may live. This strategy focuses on providing learning programs and services to park visitors while reaching out to Canadians where they live to connect them with this special place.


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  • Managing development and park communities

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    Ecological integrity will be the first priority in park management, including in managing development. Parks Canada’s approach will be transparent and consistent, and will continue to respect limits, zoning and declared wilderness designations.  National park communities will provide services and facilities that directly support broader park objectives and are characterised by environmentally sustainable practices.


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  • Regional connectivity and landscapes

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    The mountain national parks will strive to contribute to landscape-scale conservation in Canada by being ecologically and socially connected across boundaries. Parks Canada will aim to maintain and expand regional collaboration to better monitor, understand and address landscape-level issues.


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  • Climate change and adaptive management

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    Parks Canada is committed to protecting park ecosystems for future generations by demonstrating leadership in sustainable operations and adaptive management in response to climate change impacts. The mountain national parks will continue to collaborate with others on climate change research, monitoring and education.


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