Protect BC Parks

The B.C. Liberal government pushed through legislation, without consultation, that will change the face of BC parks forever - by making it easier to take land out of provincial parks for industrial uses, including: Pipelines, Industrial Roads, Power Lines and Resource Extraction. Over 30 parks are threatened by industrial development.

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Q: How many full-time park rangers do you think there are to serve the 1000 parks and protected areas - more than 32 million acres of land? 

A: 11 only.

In 2001, there were 27 full-time park rangers in BC. Thirteen later, their ranks have been cut by more than 60 per cent. The number of full-time-equivalent seasonal park ranger positions has also seen a 60 per cent cut.The BC government has cut $10 million from the BC Parks budget - including $2.5 million in 2009 and more than $660,000 in the last year.

More than 40 park vehicles have been cancelled. Gasoline and travel budgets to patrol BC parks were slashed. In some cases, rangers have had to consider patrolling parks by Greyhound bus or taxi, for lack of a vehicle. Some parks areas have no budget for toilet paper.

Our parks cannot take any more neglect. Infrastructure is decaying. Lack of patrols are resulting in vandalism and theft from BC parks, and an increased risk of wildfires.

Meanwhile, the BC government's own study on the economic benefits of BC Parks shows that $10 dollars in economic activity is generated for every dollar invested by the government in BC's parks system. Clearly, it is time to re-invest in BC's provincial parks system.


WATCH OUR BC PARKS 2011 TOUR VIDEO 

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Help us send a message to the BC Liberal government, to restore BC Parks funding to the 2000 levels, to reclaim one of British Columbia's most valuable natural assets. Here are some things you can do to help:

STOP BILL 4

Recent changes to the Parks Act make it easier to exclude BC parks lands
for industrial purposes.
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News

Jul 17, 2014

VANCOUVER – Leading parks advocates will display a massive, 167,000 signature petition opposing the Park Amendment Act and will be talking to Vancouverites about the threat to our parks posed by th

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March 25, 2014

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November 2011

 

 

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