AMPPE was recently invited to present to the Federal Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainable Development. Made up of eight Members of Parliament and two environmental analysts, the role of the committee is to is study how to improve and accelerate the process for establishing protected areas in order to meet Canada’s target of protecting 17% of terrestrial and inland water areas and 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020. One of only eight organizations invited to present in western Canada, AMPPE largely focused our presentation on visitor experience and the importance of supporting tourism in the region while maintaining the ecological integrity. To that effect, Casey outlined opportunities to enhance engagement, access and sustainability within the mountain parks through her presentation, which can be found at the link below.  

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