Next Steps

by Christiana Jones,

The Regional Parks and Trails Strategic Plan 2022-2032 (Strategic Plan) has been developed with input from First Nations, stakeholder groups and the public, and draws on corporate knowledge and linkages with other CRD strategies. The Strategic Plan is an overarching document that provides a long-term vision for regional parks and regional trails from 2022 to 2032. This updated 10-year Strategic Plan builds on the success of the Regional Parks Strategic Plan 2012-2021. It is founded on the belief that regional parks and regional trails provide immense benefits to the region and that it is necessary to plan today to protect those natural areas that are vital to the long-term health of the region’s natural environment, cultural heritage and the health of people and of our communities.

The highlights of the renewed Strategic Plan are: a commitment to build strong relationships with First Nations in the region and support Indigenous rights; increased efforts to conserve natural areas and cultural heritage; improvements to the visitor experience; preparations for and action on climate change; improved resiliency across the service; and enhanced access to and equity in regional parks and trails.

The renewed Strategic Plan was presented to the Transportation Committee and Regional Parks Committee in June 2022 and to the CRD Board in July. The meeting agendas can be viewed here: Meeting Schedule | CRD

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