Acquiring land to expand parks and protected areas is an important investment for future generations. Linking natural areas helps to protect biodiversity, provides corridors for wildlife, and improves the carrying capacity of natural systems. Carrying capacity is important in that it determines the extent to which human activity can occur in these areas without negatively impacting the ecosystems.
We should be looking at acquiring more public land at Owls Head provincial park to include in the designated area now that it will not be sold and destroyed.
An interconnected green corridor was always envisioned by the communities and planners of the Eastern Shore Seaside Park System, a corridor that would connect the ocean lands and islands with the interior wilderness areas.
These connected corridors were used by generations of Indigenous peoples who spent their summers on the coast and moved into the interior in the winters so they also connect us with the cultural heritage of this landscape.
There is an epic opportunity to provide diverse outdoor experiences in a largely undisturbed natural landscape of the Eastern Shore in a manner that protects the ecology while providing experiential tourism opportunities that grow our understanding of our natural and cultural heritage.
Protect our parks, invest in our parks, for present and future generations of Nova Scotians.