Federal Government providing $39 million in funding to Banff National Park

Dec 19 2017, 3:14 am

The federal government is providing Banff National Park with $39 million in funding to help recover its species and improve its forest ecosystems.

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna said the funding will improve the area through a variety of different ways.

“Our Government is committed to protecting and restoring Canada’s natural and cultural heritage,” McKenna said in a statement.

“These investments will continue to improve and restore ecological integrity in the park and expand cultural heritage programming to ensure visitors and future generations can enjoy Banff National Park and understand the significance of cultural heritage in Canadian history.”

The investment will support the Mountain Park Fire Restoration project, which helps improve the ecological integrity of the forest ecosystems, along with the recovery of the Whitebark and Lumber pine.

Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is the oldest national park in Canada.

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