The planning team has developed a draft for each of the key strategies and area management approaches, each of which contains objectives, targets and actions. The following key strategies and their corresponding objectives, targets and actions, set park management priorities for the next five years: (1) Taking Care of Naha Dehé (2) Naha Dehé, A Gift to be Shared, and (3) Waters for Life. While key strategies focus on management approaches that affect the park as a whole, there are certain places within the park that merit a special focussed approach. Three areas have been identified for area management approaches (AMA): Gahnįhthah (Rabbitkettle Area); (2) Naįlįcho (Virginia Falls); and (3) the Expansion Area. Do the objectives capture the key challenges and opportunities facing the park? Will they lead to the achieving the park vision? Are the targets and actions feasible? Do you have feedback or suggestions for any of the objectives, targets, and actions for any of the key strategies or area management approaches?
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Plloyd Comment 2
1:56pm, 9 January 2010
What additional access is available for the expansion area? Hopefully people can get into these areas by float plane … if not very few people will see it. We need people to visit if we are going to convert people to become supporters … especially people under 40.
Will Rabbitkettle still be readily accessible by float plane?
Laani – Parks Canada Comment 2.1
2:40pm, 11 January 2010
In the original park there were two designated landing sites, Nailicho (Virginia Falls) for day-use and backcountry access, and Gahnihthah Mie (Rabbitkettle Lake) for backcountry access. An additional six locations are proposed as designated landing sites: Bunny Bar, Haywire Lake, Honeymoon Lake, Glacier Lake, Fairy Meadows and Seaplane Lake. Details on the types of aircraft and access are outlined in the Aircraft Access factsheet located in “library”.
Jay Frederic Comment 2.1.2
10:19am, 29 January 2010
I did read the mentioned Airccraft Access factsheet, and I was unpleasantly surprised that at all mentioned locations helicopters are allowed. Apart from Fairy Meadows, which I already have commented on that in my opinion copters should be banned alltogether from FM, I frankly do not see the need that helicopters should land at every other of the many locations mentioned – a float plane or wheeled plane could just as well land there and constitutes considerably less a disturbance than helicopters.
I also think that for the Moore’s hotsprings it would be quite sensible to open up just one of the Island Lakes (either Honeymoon or Haywire) since they all are in the ‘direct’ vicinity.
In other words, eliminating FM and reducing Island Lakes to just one, brings the total number of air destinations down to six.
When thinking of the further expansion, i.e. the newly planned Sahtu NPR adjacent to the present Dehcho NNPR, there surely will also be established more than one air access location, thus raising the numbers of air access even further. In so far, I can basically agree with the worries of Bufflehead.