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.
- Changes to look forward to in 2018
- Management Plan - Final
- Appendices - Final
- FAQ's - About Moorecoft Park
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