Let's Talk Mountain Parks
With the ten year Mountain Parks Planning process underway, AMPPE has been an active participant at several roundtable consultations since the beginning of the year. As part of this, AMPPE prepared and submitted a paper into the
Let’s Talk Mountain Parks
portals for Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay.
The document stated three key principles:
1) The Mountain Parks are for the benefit, education and enjoyment of Canadians;
2) Ecological integrity and parks enjoyment are inextricably linked,
3) Parks planning decisions must be made in consultations with local users and businesses who intimately understand changing patterns, trends and science.
Roundtables took place in Banff and Jasper, and AMPPE also was represented at a smaller meeting regarding the management of Banff’s backcountry.
Throughout the fall and winter, we will continue to collaborate with stakeholders to find innovative ways to improve ecological integrity, as well as the experiences for Parks users. We are well-positioned to help provide unique triple bottom line solutions to some of the region’s biggest challenges. Our aim is to ensure that ecological integrity of our Parks are protected while at the same time we are improving the experiences our visitors have during their stay here.