Management plan recently tabled for Sable Island National Park Reserve

Sable Island

The first-ever management plan for Sable Island National Park Reserve was recently tabled in Parliament.

Established in 2013 as Canada’s 43rd national park, the island is home to hundreds of bird and plant species, as well as the largest breeding colony of grey seals in the world.

Parks Canada says the key objectives of the management plan include implementing and monitoring conservation measures, removing unusable infrastructure, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and enhancing sustainability.

The plan was developed through public consultation and based on input from local residents and organizations, visitors, stakeholders, partners, and with input from the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia.

Earlier this year, the federal government announced $3.4 million to help protect and restore the reserve’s sensitive ecosystems.