French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve Management Plan

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The development of a management plan is underway that will guide the protection, restoration and community use of the French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve. The Management Plan will present a long-term vision for the 23-acre Nature Preserve and identify goals, strategies, and actions to work towards over the next ten years.

The plan is being developed in collaboration with representatives from Save Estuary Land Society, Friends of French Creek Conservation Society, Arrowsmith Naturalists, Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Institute, BC Parks Foundation and Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN).

Purchased from a developer by the BC Parks Foundation and the RDN in 2022, the French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve (FCENP) is managed by the RDN under the Electoral Area G Community Park Service through a 99-year renewable lease agreement with the BC Parks Foundation. Under the lease agreement, the RDN is responsible for managing the lands to ensure the protection, preservation, and conservation of its natural state for ecological, environmental, and aesthetic reasons.
Map of French Creek Estuary Nature PreserveMap of French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve-existing conditions


How can I get involved and learn more?

The development of a management plan is underway that will guide the protection, restoration and community use of the French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve. The Management Plan will present a long-term vision for the 23-acre Nature Preserve and identify goals, strategies, and actions to work towards over the next ten years.

The plan is being developed in collaboration with representatives from Save Estuary Land Society, Friends of French Creek Conservation Society, Arrowsmith Naturalists, Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Institute, BC Parks Foundation and Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN).

Purchased from a developer by the BC Parks Foundation and the RDN in 2022, the French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve (FCENP) is managed by the RDN under the Electoral Area G Community Park Service through a 99-year renewable lease agreement with the BC Parks Foundation. Under the lease agreement, the RDN is responsible for managing the lands to ensure the protection, preservation, and conservation of its natural state for ecological, environmental, and aesthetic reasons.
Map of French Creek Estuary Nature PreserveMap of French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve-existing conditions


How can I get involved and learn more?

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for reviewing the draft French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve Management Plan. Your feedback is important to us and we invite you to provide comments to share your thoughts.

    Your participation in this engagement survey is voluntary. If you decide to participate in this survey, you may withdraw at any time.

    The personal information you provide is collected by the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) under sections 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) for the purposes of engaging and consulting with the public. The RDN is using a Bang the Table engagement platform that stores the information in Canada. However, Bang the Table staff are located in the US and may access your user profile information to provide assistance at your request. 

    Some of the questions allow for responses using open-text fields. To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include any information that could identify you or another person. Identifying information could include a person’s name, address, email or phone number. Any personal information that is inadvertently included in the open-text responses will be deleted once the results of the survey are compiled.

    If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact Elaine McCulloch at  emcculloch@rdn.bc.ca or by calling 250-390-6776.

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