Update December 30, 2009:
Priorities for the expansion area are outlined in the Expansion Area Management Approach and include objectives for building a greater understanding of the expansion area through gathering ecological baseline information and assessing visitor experience potential and requirements; returning impacted sites to a natural state; and expanding the recognition of the Canadian Heritage River and World Heritage Site to the expanded area. Some participants commented on appropriate motorized air access. For details on how the draft management plan proposes to manage air access, please see the Air Access Fact Sheet. We invite you to continue the discussion about the Cirque of the Unclimbables, and other climbing areas, in the discussion topic about best practices for climbing areas.
Original question from November 24 2009:
An area approach is as a management technique to be used for certain areas within a park that merit a special focus. Three area concepts are proposed, two within the linear river corridor to address unique concerns, and a large area concept for the recently (June 2009) expanded area. The expansion of Nahanni National Park Reserve brings exciting opportunities, such as new partnerships and expanded recreation and visitor opportunities. There are many considerations from maintaining cultural and ecological integrity, ensuring public safety, mitigating environmental hazards, and establishing appropriate zoning, to be considered in setting the management direction for the expansion area. What considerations do think should be the management focus in the expansion area in the next few years?
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Nahanni Comment 5
3:36pm, 30 December 2009
Significant opportunities for outdoor recreation exists in the expanded areas.
Parks Canada should work to make the potential visitor aware of the alternate access point to the NNP-R via the Nahanni Range Road. Nahanni headwater tributaries such as the Little Nahanni and the Flat River both fall within the expanded area. The marking of a few portage trails would make the technical sections of these two rivers doable by the average Nahanni canoeist.
Close to the eastern boundary is found the Ram Plateau. The Ram is a karst-land of world significance with great potential for Nahanni hiking visitors under a managed system.