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Moorecroft Regional Park Management Plan

Moorecroft Regional Park

Prior to RDN purchase of the land from the United Church of Canada in 2011, a Conservation Covenant was established in order to preserve and enhance the ecological values of the park. Under the covenant held by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 93% (32.04 hectares) of the park is required to be managed under a Conservation Zone, and 7% (2.09 hectares) is in a Development or Intensive Recreation Use Zone.

A requirement of the Conservation Covenant was the development of a management plan, which was completed in January 2013. The year-long public process provided input into management of the conservation, cultural and recreational values of the park. The Moorecroft Regional Park Management Plan details specific actions over the next ten years that accomplish the requirements of the covenant. Over time visitors will find a modified, yet predominantly natural landscape with a range of safe, accessible and sustainable infrastructure and amenities that provide a quality visitor experience within a healthy natural environment.

Over the short term RDN Parks staff are implementing high priority management plan actions to help prevent further deterioration of ecological values and restore native habitat. Actions include fencing of sensitive areas, trail improvements, trail rerouting, unsafe building removals, and installation of basic visitor amenities such as picnic shelters, information kiosk and nature interpretation signs. A detailed list of park improvements is outlined in the Executive Summary and Section 8 Implementation of the Management Plan. See the full Management Plan in the Quick Links section to the right.

For more information about the management plan, check the FAQ's to the right.

What to Do if You Have Questions, Ideas or Concerns
Please contact the Regional Parks Planner or phone or mail to:

Phone: 250-248-3252
Toll free: 1-888-828-2069
Regional District of Nanaimo
Recreation and Parks
830 West Island Highway
Parksville, BC V9P 2X4

Moorecroft Regional Park Management Plan