Parks Canada

Parks Canada

November 06, 2007 13:00 ET

Results of the Public Consultation on the Future of Forillon National Park of Canada

GASPE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2007) - Parks Canada recently published the report of the Forillon National Park of Canada Public Consultation for Preparation of the Management Plan, which presents the results of the consultation that took place from November 2006 to February 2007. It addresses the range of viewpoints expressed by citizens and organizations, mostly from the Gaspe region, regarding the future of Forillon National Park.

Parks Canada consulted municipal, heritage, cultural and tourism representatives, as well as the local population and private businesses. Information and discussion meetings gave participants the opportunity to discuss the different issues and proposed solutions. In addition, 19 briefs and written comments were produced on behalf of 22 groups, while 16 were submitted by individuals. Promotion, governance, visitor experience, ecological integrity, regional integration, involvement of local communities, and protection of cultural resources were some of the most widely discussed topics.

In response to a proposal that was strongly supported by the community submitted in the consultation document, Parks Canada set up an advisory committee in March. Representatives of users and concessionaires as well as spokespersons from key sector organizations will work with Parks Canada to find the best solutions to the issues raised during the consultation. The directions identified by the committee will shape the future park management plan.

The consultation on the future of Forillon National Park lead to fruitful and constructive discussions. The quality and relevance of the recommendations will give Parks Canada food for thought in producing a new management plan. Once approved, the plan will be a key decision-making tool over the next few years for the park's managers in partnership with regional contributors.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the report, please call Parks Canada at 418-368-5505 or email at parkscanada-que@pc.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Parks Canada
    Gaspesie Field Unit
    Stephane Marchand
    Director
    418-368-5505