Parks Policies

The sample policies and procedures in this collection can serve as useful reference tools and templates for your own organizational needs.

The Importance of Parks and Protected Areas to Biosphere Reserve Networks around the World

Organization Sponsor: Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association
UNESCO biosphere reserves are places where people share a way of living with nature that models solutions for a sustainable future, celebrates cultural and biological diversity, and empowers people to engage with one another and with nature in healthier ways. Biosphere reserves foster and...

Conservation Strategy: National parks of the Parcs Québec network - Sépaq

Organization Sponsor: Québec, Government
In the parks, conservation is managed according to policies established by the parks service of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs. But more specifically, how can we integrate the principles of these policies into our management methods and...

Parks and Outdoor Recreation Policy Yukon (1991)

Organization Sponsor: Yukon, Government
Guidelines to establish Yukon parklands.

Guide to the Establishment of Territorial Parks under the Northwest Territories Protected Areas Strategy

Organization Sponsor: Northwest Territories, Government
The Protected Areas Strategy (PAS) was approved by the GNWT in 1999. The PAS is an eight-step process for the identification and protection of areas. The eight steps were designed to ensure a balanced, multi-stakeholder approach is used to designate protected areas and that government, Aboriginal...

City of Toronto Natural Environment Trail Strategy

Organization Sponsor: Toronto, City
From Executive Summary: The goal of the Natural Environment Trails Strategy (NETS) is to ensure the protection of the City of Toronto’s natural areas while offering safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities for all natural environment users by creating a sustainable multi-use trail system...

Saskatoon Wetlands Policy

Organization Sponsor: Saskatoon, City
This document describes the policy's purpose, defines terms, policy wording, and other aspects of the  Policy.

Charter for Recreation and Parks in Ontario

Organization Sponsor: Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO)
The Charter for Recreation and Parks in Ontario was created to help all communities ensure that all of their citizens are able to enjoy the significant benefits provided by recreation and parks. The charter is available online and hard copies of the charter or a poster may be ordered.