Despite the huge ecological and economic benefits our parks provide, they have been dangerously underfunded. The BC Parks budget remained the same for nearly two decades, despite the park system doubling in size during the same period. The lands and wildlife these parks are meant to protect are slowly degrading, and our Park Rangers are overworked and under resourced.
Will you stand up for BC Parks and join us in calling for a robust system to safeguard these special places forgenerations to come?
I am calling on my government to:
1. Increase base funding
for BC Parks to $60 million per year
2. Continue annual increases
to eventually match levels of leading Canadian parks agencies, like Parks Canada and Alberta Parks
3. Increase the number of Park Rangers
to match pre-2000 staffing levels, at a minimum