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 years.

Initial Engagement - What We Heard

The first round of engagement was held between June and October 2020. Over 1,150 responses were received through the various methods of engagement (comment form, email, meetings). The input received is summarized in the Initial Engagement Report. The comments and suggestions are being reviewed and considered as the draft park management plan is being developed.

The Management Planning Process

The key steps of the planning process include:

  1. Project initiation Done (Spring 2020)
  2. Initial engagement Done (Fall 2020)
  3. Drafting the management plan We Are Here (Winter 2020 - Summer 2021)
  4. Engagement on the draft management plan (Fall 2021)
  5. Finalizing the management plan for approval Winter 2022 - 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, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and kayaking/canoeing/paddle boarding. 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
February 2021 - The CRD Regional Parks Committee received the Initial Engagement Report.