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Environment committee  Thanks for the question. I'm the vice-president of protected areas establishment and conservation with Parks Canada. I can start, and perhaps my colleagues might have something to add as well. A few things are happening now. A number of conferences have been postponed. The Worl

November 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  That work is beginning now but as I mentioned, Parks Canada is working in collaboration with Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada to look at developing that plan.

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  Parks Canada is not the lead for that program. However, we're working with our colleagues at NRCan and Environment who play a role. We will be determining what contribution Parks Canada can make in terms of planting.

March 12th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  There is the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, which is something that they may want to connect with. This initiative is supporting about 25 IPCAs, indigenous protected and conserved areas, that received funding recently to explore. That's one avenue they may want to look at. We

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  It just really varies by initiative. Obviously, many of the projects we looked at require indigenous support. We view these as opportunities. There may be private sector interests or mineral interests that need to be looked at. These are things that are not necessarily roadblock

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  If I could add to that, as an example, a few years ago we renegotiated our relationship with the hydro industry. We have 26 hydro dams. We renegotiated that relationship for set fees. That provides a significant amount of revenue into the agency.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  We've already updated the guidance in the new system, which was created to address the requirements in the new legislation.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  Yes. The planning is in the early phases, but we're working with both Natural Resources Canada and Environment Canada to look at how that will roll out and what opportunities Parks Canada lands offer.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  Potentially. We're just starting to have the conversations now.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  Two billion is a lot of trees.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  Parks Canada won't be able to deliver...won't be the sole body that would be able to do that. We don't have the estimate right now on what our potential would be.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  You will see around Canada, and obviously in our places as well, some of the impacts that we're seeing in relation to climate change. Flooding is certainly something we've been dealing with up north in glacier melting. Particularly in Kluane, we're seeing some impacts. There's

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  That's right. We have a couple of initiatives under way. We're trying to complete the systems plans for both the terrestrial and the marine areas. This has to do with putting parks in areas that aren't currently represented. We're also looking at where we can expand to better p

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton

Environment committee  We have developed, with partners, a specific management plan in that particular area. Obviously, one of the big concerns is the dead trees and the fuel load.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Darlene Upton