The CRD is developing a management plan for Mount Work Regional Park. The plan will provide both strategic and specific management direction and will guide environmental conservation, cultural heritage management, visitor use and park development over the next 15-20 years.

Provide Your Input

The first round of public engagement is now underway. The survey deadline is midnight on October 11, 2020. Comments received will help inform the development of a draft park management plan for Mount Work Regional Park.

The Management Planning Process

The key steps of the planning process include:

  1. Project initiation DONE (Spring 2020)
  2. Initial engagement WE ARE HERE (Fall 2020)
  3. Drafting the management plan (Winter 2020 - Spring 2021)
  4. Engagement on the draft management plan (Fall 2021) 
  5. Finalizing the management plan for approval Winter 2021 - Spring 2022)
  6. Implementation (Begins following CRD Board approval of the plan)

About the Park

Mount Work Regional Park is is one of the larger regional parks in the CRD.  The park was established in 1970 and has been expanded various times over the years.  It is now 729 hectares in size.  The park protects six sensitive ecosystems and three “red-listed” plant communities (at risk of being lost/extirpated).  It also provides critical habitat for six “endangered” or “threatened” wildlife species. The park is classified as a regional natural area.  The purpose of regional natural areas is to protect the natural environment and provide opportunities for a range of appropriate outdoor activities. At Mt. Work there are opportunities for walking/hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, and kayaking/canoeing. Much, but not all, of the terrain in the park is considered moderate to challenging.

Status of Park Management Plan

May 2020 - The CRD Regional Parks Committee approved the Management Planning Priorities
June 2020 - The CRD Regional Parks Committee approved the Mount Work Management Plan engagement process 

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Carolyn Stewart, Park Planner