The CRD is undertaking a project to identify areas with high natural values that represent the diversity of landscapes in the region and have the potential for connecting with existing parks and protected areas.

This project will identify priority areas for potential future regional parks, focusing on lands west of the Sooke River within the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. The information collected during this engagement process will be used to inform this work.

The CRD engaged with First Nations, government agencies, stakeholders and the public to share our landscape mapping and evaluation. We learned more about the natural values on this landscape and opportunities to incorporate local knowledge, public values and interests (e.g., conservation, recreation, future generations) into the analysis. We heard ideas on interests for potential parks and protected areas in this region.

The workshops and survey for feedback ended in January 2019. We thank everyone who provided input. The feedback from meetings, workshops and the website survey will help us to refine our models and incorporate any new data or information that comes to light. The CRD will use this to identify new land acquisition priorities.