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Public consultation period for proposed national park reserve concludes

A report outlining the findings of the Parks Canada public consultation process regarding the proposed national park in the South Okanagan is expected in the coming months following the conclusion of the public consultations today, March 15, 2019.
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March 15, 2019 - 2:34 PM

PENTICTON - The public consultation period for the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan Similkameen has ended.

Parks Canada made the announcement in a press release issued today, March 15, stating the opportunity for the public to share views and ideas on the proposed park reserve boundary and management of the lands — which ran from Dec. 10, 2018 to today, March 15 — has concluded.

Parks Canada says it will continue working with specific stakeholder groups and private landholders after holding 36 meetings with stakeholder groups and receiving around 2,750 submissions through online consultations.

A "What we Heard” report based on all the feedback will be prepared for public viewing in the coming months, Parks Canada says. The report will summarize and provide analysis of the consultation’s results, which will inform future recommendations regarding the proposed national park reserve.

Parks Canada doesn't say when the report will be released.

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