Conservation During Construction Protecting Fish Habitat
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
Over the last three years, Parks Canada has announced over $615 million in investments into the locks, dams, bridges and other infrastructure along the Trent-Severn Waterway. The mandate and values that define Parks Canada have also defined the approach to infrastructure investment: preserving natural and cultural heritage; engaging with Indigenous peoples, partners, communities and canal users; and environmental protection and conservation.
Parks Canada’s environmental team is engaged right from the start of each project; scrutinizing project plans and processes and looking for ways to avoid, reduce or offset a project’s potential to
impact our environment. In some cases, other agencies are responsible for various aspects of an area’s ecology –water quality for example. ParksCanada engages often with these agencies to obtain data, coordinate conservation efforts, and seek approval. CLICK HERE to read the full Parks Canada’s Fisheries Community bulletin