Section 2 of the above-mentioned act establishes that the purposes of the present Act are to ensure that: a) the protection of the ecological integrity of the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park is recognized as the overriding priority in the management and administration of the Park, so as to preserve, protect and enhance the natural composition and abundance of native species, biological communities and ecological processes in the Park; b) the policies governing the Park, including its management, will protect the Park’s natural and cultural values, maintain its traditional uses and provide the opportunity for recreational activities that are compatible with the natural heritage values and semi-wilderness character of the Park; c) that the Park will be managed so as to permit continued access to and enjoyment of private property and of Crown land that is subject to a land use permit, licence of occupation or lease under the Public Lands Act where that private property or Crown land is surrounded by Park lands or abuts Park lands; and d) decisions with respect to the development and any major revision of the management plan for the Park are made with prior public consultation. The text consists of 23 sections.
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