Title

Natural Selections: National Parks in Atlantic Canada, 1935-1970

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

Natural Selections traces the history of the first four parks in Atlantic Canada through the selection, expropriation, development, and management stages. Alan MacEachern shows how the Parks Branch's pre-conceptions about the landscape and people of the region shaped the parks created there. In doing so he details the evolution of the park system, from the conservation movement early in the century to the rise of the ecology movement. MacEachern analyses Parks Canada's efforts to fulfil its twin mandates of preservation and use, arguing that the agency never favoured one over the other but oscillated between being more or less interventionist in ensuring both.

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