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District Interpretive Plan Sample 	 	 David Thompson Corridor District

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Background Papers


Part 1

Background and Tools

Part 2

The David Thompson Corridor

Part 3

Crimson Lake Provincial Park

Part 4

Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve

Part 5

Other Key Properties


Part 3 Crimson Lake Provincial Park

This section is the detailed interpretive plan for Crimson Lake Provincial Park, the most heavily visited property in the district. It includes:

Chapter 12: Visitor Services Foundations

This reviews the contents of the park’s management plan that are relevant to interpretation and education programming. It describes key management statements that identify mandates for delivering these services and recommends ways that interpretation and education services can support and contribute to management initiatives. This chapter provided guidance to the planning process for this park and can provide site managers with justification for staffing and budget.

Chapter 13: Features Analysis

This chapter reviews the natural and cultural features identified in Background Papers 1 and 2 (District and Site Features Inventories) and using a set of clearly defined criteria analyses the importance of each for interpretation and education programming. Numerous recommendations for programming locations and approaches are included. The features inventory and analysis were central to informing the planning process for this park. Park interpreters and planners will use this chapter as a key starting point for developing new programming.

Chapter 14: Management Issues of Importance to Visitor Services

We believe that interpretation is a management tool. This chapter identifies relevant site and visitor management issues and recommends how interpretation and information/orientation programming can contribute. This chapter informed the development of interpretive goals and themes for this park. It will also be used by park staff to guide the development of new programming.

Chapter 15: Visitor Analysis

This chapter identifies procedure for regular sampling and analysis of park visitors and outreach audiences and summarizes current knowledge and develops a set of visitor profiles that articulate key characteristics, interests and behaviours of major visitor groups. This information informed the development of interpretive goals, objectives and themes for this park and guided the development of the program implementation chapter. Park staff will use this chapter to guide the ongoing monitoring of visitors and use the information to develop relevant, meaningful interpretation and education programming.

Chapter 16: Interpretive Goals, Objectives and Themes

Interpretive goals and objectives articulate the intended outcomes of interpretation and education programming at the park. The interpretive themes and subthemes identify core ideas and lines of inquiry. All interpretive programming at this site must contain between one and three themes or subthemes. Interpretive staff will use this chapter to guide the development of content of all interpretation and education offerings.

Chapter 17: Visitor Services Program Statements and Implementation

This is the central planning chapter for this park. It is full of information and recommendations. It identifies ten areas of knowledge and skill (core competencies) that interpreters at this site must have to be effective interpreters and educators. For each area of competency, outputs and required infrastructure, training and support (critical success factors) are identified and described. Gaps in critical success factors are identified and recommendations for filling gaps and implementing services under each competency are provided. Park staff will use this chapter to guide the planning, development, delivery, evaluation and support of all new and ongoing interpretation and education offerings.






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