What was this engagement about?
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, located in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor near Pemberton, has grown in popularity as an outdoor recreation and camping destination, with over 190,000 people visiting the park in 2019 – a 222% increase since 2010. This growth has resulted in concerns around impacts to the park environment, visitor experience, and public safety.
To address these concerns, BC Parks, in partnership with the Lil’wat Nation and N’Quatqua, created a 2019 Visitor Use Management Action Plan at Joffre Lakes Park. This Action Plan contained a number of short-term strategies to address the pressing issues within the park during the 2019 season. A Visitor Use Management Strategy has now been drafted, building on the Action Plan to create long-term management direction for the park.
Community members and stakeholders were invited to participate in BC Parks’ Joffre Lakes Visitor Use Management Strategy planning process by completing a short survey with questions about the draft strategy.
More information is available on BC Parks.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Engagement on the Joffre Lakes Visitor Use Management Strategy offers an opportunity for you to share:
- your values and concerns about the park,
- your level of support for proposed management actions, and
- your feedback on the content within the draft Visitor Use Management Strategy.
Your feedback will be used to finalize the Visitor Use Management Strategy, which is expected to be published later this spring/summer. A summary of public comment received will also be published online later this year.
Details of the Engagement
Date: March 5, 2021 to April 4, 2021
Location: Lower Mainland – Southwest