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.

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 CRD thanks all who provided input—it will help inform the development of the draft park management plan. We are currently reviewing all comments received, as well as existing background information. A public engagement report highlighting the engagement process and what we heard will be provided to the Regional Parks Committee and CRD Board and will be posted on this project webpage for information in the new year.

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 - 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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Contact

Carolyn Stewart, Park Planner
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