SustainableCommercialization• Social Sustainability ▫ Involving locals in decision making• Economic Sustainability ▫ 2-4 Season attractions• Environmental Sustainability ▫ Protecting diverse ecosystems• Political Sustainability ▫ Best practices for BC, local government, locals
Low Impact RecreationalActivities• Ecological preservation versus user needs• Diverse land use plans for diverse landscape Photo source: http://roxannnys.pbworks.com
Budget• $48.7 million 2010-2011• Leveraging co-management partner with established funding
ConclusionFive Key Strategic Recommendations• Co-Management• Aboriginal Involvement• Ecological Preservation• Sustainable Commercialization• Development of Low-Impact Activities
References• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strathcona_Provincial_Park• http://invermere.com/features/columbia-wetlands-stewardship-partners/• http://www.tribalparks.ca/• BC Parks Program Plan 2007-2012• Aboriginal Tourism BC Blueprint Strategy• Towards a Model of Co Management of Provincial Parks in Ontario• Tourism - Protected Areas Partnerships in Australia• http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/strath/#Management• http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/planning/mgmtplns/strathcona/StrathconaMP_1993.pdf• http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/strath/SPPAC/terms_of_reference.pdf• http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/planning/mgmtplns/ecmanning/ecmanning_cascade.pdf• http://blog.conservancy.bc.ca/nature/protecting-your-land/donating-or-selling-your-land-to-tlc/
THANK YOU!To BC Parks, linkBC and the Tourism IndustryConferenceTo our sponsors Tourism Vancouver Island andMiddle Beach Lodge
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