La Mauricie National Park Master Plan Tabled in Parliament

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SHAWINIGAN, QC, February 23, 2022 /CNW/ – National parks are gateways to discovery, learning and connection with nature. Parks from Canada network of national heritage places represents the best Canada has to offer and tells who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples.

the Mauricie National Park management plan was recently tabled in Parliament. Revised every ten years, management plans are a requirement of the Canada National Parks Act guide the management of national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

the Mauricie National Park The management plan includes four key strategies that outline the main approaches that will guide the management of the park over the next ten years in order to achieve the desired longer-term vision:

  • Strategy 1: Protect natural heritage and act to restore its integrity
  • Strategy 2: Protect traces of the past through storytelling
  • Strategy 3: A diversity of experiences in all seasons, in a unique natural and cultural setting
  • Strategy 4: A national park that is accessible and well integrated into the regional community

the Mauricie National Park management plan was developed following consultations with Aboriginal communities in the Mauricie region, other partners and stakeholders, local residents, and current and former visitors. Through this management plan, Parks Canada will protect an important example of from Canada natural heritage, engage and collaborate with Indigenous peoples, and give Canadians the opportunity to experience our history in new and exciting ways.

the Mauricie National Park management plan is available on the Parks Canada website at https://www.pc.gc.ca/fr/pn-np/qc/mauricie/gestion-management/plan-2021.

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“National parks are some of the from Canada crown jewels. They represent the power and history of our natural environments, and Mauricie National Park is no exception. I would like to thank everyone who participated in the development of the master plan that will help shape the future of this place that is so dear to our hearts in Mauricie. This initiative will ensure the sustainability of Mauricie National Parkin addition to promoting and protecting its history.”

The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and MNA for Saint-Maurice—Champlain

“The new management plan for Mauricie National Park is the result of a collective effort and it is with great enthusiasm that our team looks to the future to continue to protect and enhance this regional emblem for current and future generations.”

Genevieve Caron
Director, Mauricie and Western Quebec Field Unit

Fast facts

  • Created in 1970, Mauricie National Park is a treasure of 536 km², the size of the island of Montreal, with 150 lakes and rivers and 93% of its territory covered with forest.
  • Parks from Canada The Conservation and Restoration Program, which carries out projects to restore aquatic and forest ecosystems, is part of Parks Canada’s mandate to protect and enhance Mauricie National Park natural heritage by returning the land to its natural state after more than 150 years of logging and wildlife harvesting.
  • Mauricie National Park is open all year round and welcomes more than 200,000 visitors a year.
  • The government of Canada celebrates families with free admission to all Parks Canada places for kids 17 and under. Parks from Canada National Heritage Places are a great way for young people to experience the outdoors and learn about their environment and heritage.

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SOURCE Parks Canada

For further information: Martine Tousignant, Officer, Partnership, Engagement and Communication, Mauricie and Western Quebec Field Unit, 819-913-8185, [email protected]; Media Relations, Parks Canada Agency, 855-862-1812, [email protected]

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