What is a Fire Management Plan?
Parks Canada is developing a plan to guide fire management in Banff, Kootenay and Yoho national parks. The plan directs both the prevention and control of fire to protect people, property and landscapes, and the use of fire for meeting ecosystem goals within these national parks for the next 10 years. Building on thirty years of fire management planning and experience, the new plan describes the policy, strategic direction, and field-level actions to achieve positive environmental and social outcomes.
How does the Fire Management Plan support the Park Management Plan?
Park management plans provide strategic direction for park management decisions. Fire management plans provide operational direction for the priorities outlined by park management plans. The fire management program, guided by the Fire Management Plan, delivers primarily on priorities for ecological integrity and public safety.
Why is a fire management plan necessary?
Why does this plan cover three national parks?
What are the key components of this plan?
What is the lifespan of this plan?
Why engage the public now?
How can I get more information or comment on the plan?
Parks Canada is inviting comments on the draft Fire Management Plan from February 8 – April 30, 2019. For more details about the plan and the fire management program, please visit www.talkwithparks.ca. Comments can also be submitted to email@example.com or by mail at:
Integrated Land Use, Policy and Planning
Box 900, Banff AB
What happens next?
At the close of the public comment period, Parks Canada will carefully review and analyze all feedback received. Information gathered in the engagement process will be used to refine the plan prior to a final review and approval by the Superintendents.
A summary of the public comments received will be posted on the three national parks’ websites.