Matthews Point Regional Park Management Plan
The CRD is developing a management plan for Matthews Point Regional Park on Galiano Island, to guide park management, development and use. Public involvement is an integral park of the management planning process.
A draft management plan is currently being prepared. Once the draft plan is available for public review it and a related comment form will be posted on this website (anticipated timing: Spring 2018). A drop-in style Information Session will also be held on Galiano Island during the public review period.
There are two rounds of public engagement planned during the management plan process. The CRD wants to ensure that all interests are considered in the planning process. As part of the first round, a public session took place in November 2017 on Galiano Island to gather input about the park environment, current visitor use patterns, and issues. Thank you to everyone who participated.
The results of the initial round of public engagement were submitted to the Regional Parks Committee on February 21, 2018. This public participation report went to the CRD Board for information on March 14, 2018.
Purpose of a Management Plan
The management plan will guide conservation, development, operation and use of the park over the long term. It will provide strategic policy direction and specific priority actions for park management.
Key steps in the planning process:
- Initial consultation to gather information and ideas (Complete)
- Drafting the plan (In Progress)
- Consultation on the draft plan
- Finalizing the plan for approval
- Implementing the management plan
About the Park
The 25 ha park is located on the south-east tip of Galiano Island. It is managed by CRD Regional Parks. The park is currently in reserve status with no official trails or visitor facilities, although some informal trails exist on site.
- Steep bluffs with views of Active Pass
- Coastal ecosystems, including rock bluff, older second-growth Douglas-fir forest, and arbutus woodland
- Vibrant wildflowers in the spring
- Adjacent park and shore access, managed by other agencies, provide additional opportunities