POTENTIAL NATIONAL PARK LANDS
Note:
- all feature locations are approximate;
- mapping of some features may be incomplete;...
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National Park on Bowen

To support link from bowegover.ning doc by Adam Taylor, Alan Whitehead, Stephen Foster, Sue Ellen Fast, James Tuer, Patrick Hawkes and Wynn Neilsen, with comments from Mel Turner, park planning consultant.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: News & Politics      
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Transcripts - National Park on Bowen

  • 1. POTENTIAL NATIONAL PARK LANDS Note: - all feature locations are approximate; - mapping of some features may be incomplete; - base map courtesy of Bowen Island Conservancy and B.I. Municipality ISLAND 0 1 2 3 4 50.5 Kilometers ± ITF Reserve ITF Reserve PRELIMINARY WORKING MAP - FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES Ecological Reserve Provincial Park Nature Reserve** Regional Park Municipal Park Crown Lands Private Lands Road Potential National Park Lands LEGEND Prepared by a group of local volunteers (Sue Ellen Fast, Stephen Foster, Patrick Hawkes, Wynn Nielsen, Adam Taylor, James Tuer, Alan Whitehead) to stimulate discussion on Bowen Island. 26 October 2010 MOUNT GARDNER (private or leased waterfront lots excluded) Purpose: - protection of watersheds, aquifers, viewsheds - recreation - conservation Opportunities: - hiking & nature watching - mountain biking - rock climbing - marine access - paddling - SCUBA diving - education, interpretation & research Area of significant park interest - trail connection Mt Gardner - Mt Apodaca - ecological connectivity ECOLOGICAL RESERVE Purpose: - continue w/ existing uses (same as current management plan) - preservation - scientific research - education/ interpretation JOSEPHINE RIDGE CROWN LANDS Purpose: - protection of watersheds, aquifers, viewsheds - recreation - conservation Opportunities (potential): - hiking & nature watching - trail connection APODACA SOUTH SLOPE Purpose: - protection of watersheds, aquifers, viewsheds - recreation - conservation Opportunities - hiking & nature watching - education, interpretation, research - views Area of significant park interest: - trail connection QUEEN CHARLOTTE HEIGHTS CROWN LAND Purpose: - protection of watersheds, aquifers, viewscapes - recreation Opportunities (potential): - trail connection to Apodaca Park - hiking & nature watching, - views Area of significant park interest: Purpose: trail connection VALHALLA CROWN LAND Purpose: - protection of watersheds, aquifers, viewscapes - recreation - conservation Opportunities (potential): - hiking & nature watching - education, interpretation - views DORMAN BAY Purpose: - marine park Opportunities: - SCUBA diving - paddling MOUNT COLLINS (private or leased waterfront lots excluded) Purpose: - protection of watersheds, aquifers, viewsheds - recreation - conservation Opportunities: - hiking & nature watching - mountain biking - water reservoir location - marine park - paddling - SCUBA diving - education, interpretation & research CRIPPEN REGIONAL PARK Purpose: - continue present use - ecological connectivity Mt Gardner - Mt Collins Opportunities - gateway to National Park - restoration of heritage values Marine Park - 300 m wide Purpose: - conservation - recreation Opportunities: - paddling - SCUBA diving Area of park interest - camping - habitat restoration Hutt I. APODACA PARK Purpose: - continue w/ existing uses - add adjacent marine park Opportunities: - marine access - coastal trail - walk-in campsite at Optimist Ck Area of significant park interest: - coastal trail - marine park Grafton L. Killarney L. WEST RADAR HILL Purpose: - protection of watersheds, aquifers, viewsheds - recreation - conservation Opportunities (potential): - hiking & nature watching - trail connection - mountain biking - education & interpretation - views * Private lands which offer recreational or ecological continuity with the proposed park lands. Assumes a willing seller-willing buyer scenario. ** Islands Trust Fund (ITF) lands Area of significant park interest: - Huzar Ck watershed - South slope & coastal bluffs - coastal trail - marine park EAST RADAR HILL Purpose: - land bank (not park) Opportunities (potential): - green energy - other community uses - municipal control Josephine L. PROSPECTS FOR A NATIONAL PARK Depend on community support Management issues that need to be addressed with Parks Canada (PC): • Access - encourage access by foot on ferry, bicycle, transit, water taxi, boat - discourage vehicle access by limiting park developments needing vehicles and through any advertising in park info - BIM/PC request BCFerries to add Bowen to assured loading routes • Fire - establish protocol between Parks Canada (PC) and Bowen fire department on shared responsibilities • Dogs - request PC to amend park regulation to allow off-leash areas • Camping - establish walk-in/boat-in/cycle-in campgrounds - consider vehicle access camping during 2nd iteration of park management planning • Fees - exempt Bowen residents from day use fees - consider a ferry ticket surcharge returned to Bowen as an improvement fee • Existing recreation - retain all existing recreation development (trails, horse riding, ballpark, group facilities, etc.) until management plan is completed • Increased taxes - ensure lands acquired for park purposes do not reduce the tax base • Employment - allow islanders first consideration for employment and for provision of goods and services • Slow response from PC - establish that the Bowen park advisory committee has access to the PC CEO SEYMOUR BAY & LANDING Purpose: - moorage - park access Opportunities: - coastal trailhead - marine park - transportation terminus to Vancouver - marine habitat rehabilitation & enhancement LIEBEN Purpose: - preservation per Nielsen bequest - national historic site (Arts) Opportunities (potential): - facility for artists - restoration (historical & ecological) - hiking & nature watching - marine park DEEP BAY Purpose: - moorage - water access - beach use Opportunities: - trailhead - CNIB facilities Areas of significant park interest *

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