Point Pelee National Park Term Paper by Master Researcher

Point Pelee National Park
A discussion on the management of Point Pelee National Park and its history.
# 39873 | 1,650 words | 6 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 14, 2003 in Environmental Studies (Management) , Tourism (General)

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The paper examines Point Pelee National Park, located at the southernmost tip of Canada's mainland. The paper explores the history of Point Pelee National Park and discusses the changing roles of recreation and parks management and the problems facing the park management.

The History of Point Pelee
The Changing Roles of Recreation and Parks Management
The Problems Facing Park Management

From the Paper:

"Point Pelee owes its name to the French word meaning bare. It has been known since the early days of exploration, and was frequently used as a portage during the navigation of Lake Erie. The southerly two thirds of Point Pelee was set aside as the Point Pelee Naval Reserve. The lands were transferred to the Department of the Interior in 1875. The early occupation of the point was shared by white squatters. The rights of these squatters were protected as a condition of the transfer.
"Once it assumed control of the Naval Reserve, The Department of the Interior sanctioned the systematic exploitation of the area's natural resources. The South Essex Gun Club was granted a 21 year lease to preserve and promote game. In 1893 one area resident was given the right to cut and remove cedar fenceposts. An application was made to carry out oil and gas exploration although no drilling took place. Between 1910 and 1913 four permits to remove sand were issued.
"Before the turn of the century, naturalists had become aware of the unusual opportunities to study bird and plant life in the are of the point. In its annual report of 1915, the Commission of Conservation in Ottawa recommended the creation of a national park at Point Pelee. The federal government established an inter-departmental Advisory Board on Wildlife Protection."

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