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Public consultation for Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site

The Haché-Gallant family reunion will take place at the Skmaqn-Port-La-Joye-Fort-Amherst National Historic site from Aug. 17-19.
Skmaqn-Port-La-Joye-Fort-Amherst National Historic site. - Contributed

Parks Canada has prepared a draft management plan for Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site (NHS) and is inviting the public to share views, opinions and ideas on the future of the site.

The draft plan was prepared following preliminary discussions with key partners and stakeholders.

Public consultations will primarily take place virtually through web-based technology in order to reflect the advice of public health experts and ensure the health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members. All Canadians are encouraged to participate to make these consultations full and meaningful. Click on to watch a short video that introduces the site and management planning process.

Parks Canada Management Plans are forward-looking, results-based documents that provide a vision of a site at its future best and the strategies for getting there. They are broad and strategic documents that identify the desired outcome – through key strategies, objectives and targets – while providing flexibility to select the required actions over time, in response to evolving circumstances.

Once finalized, this management plan will guide Parks Canada’s decisions and actions in protecting, presenting and operating Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst NHS over the next 10 years.

The draft ,anagement plan is available for review online. Members of the public are invited to review the draft plan and then respond to our online comment card. This is the simplest and most direct way to provide input to the planning process. Alternatively, comments can be emailed to [email protected] or sent by post to Public Consultations – SPLJFA NHS, Parks Canada Agency, 2 Palmers Ln., Charlottetown, P.E.I., C1A 5V8. Comments will be received until March 31.

National historic sites like Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst represent the best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who this country is, including the histories, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples.

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