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Moorecroft Regional Park Management Plan

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.

Since 2013, high priority management plan actions have been implemented to help prevent further deterioration of ecological values and restore native habitat. Actions include fencing of sensitive areas, trail improvements, trail rerouting, and removal of unsafe buildings.

Other visitor amenities noted in the Management Plan, such as picnic shelters, toilets, an information kiosk, interpretation signs and parking, were revisited and prioritized in 2017.

Questions or Comments

Please contact the Parks Planner or phone or mail to:
Phone: 250-248-4744
Toll free: 1-888-828-2069

Regional District of Nanaimo
Recreation and Parks
830 West Island Highway
Parksville, BC V9P 2X4