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Strathcona Park Wilderness Institute



The Strathcona Wilderness Institute Society(SWIS) was founded to promote sensitive and enjoyable use of the remote and natural Strathcona Park, which is located in the center of Vancouver Island, on the West coast of British Columbia, Canada.
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Address:
Box 3404
Courtenay , V9N 5N5
Canada
Contact Person: Strathcona Park Wilderness Institute
Phone: (250) 337-1871
E-Mail: strathcona@pacificwebsites.com
Website: http://www.strathconapark.org/
   


Detailed Information:
The Strathcona Wilderness Institute embraces the goals of the Strathcona Park Master Plan to protect the natural beauty of the park while at the same time promoting public enjoyment and respect for integrity and completeness of the wilderness.

With more park land under government protection and fewer government funds available for services and facilities, it is increasingly necessary for park users to learn to assume responsibility for themselves and to take care of the natural environment by minimizing the impact of their presence.

The essential role of the Institute, in partnership with BC Parks and the Friends of Strathcona Park, is to serve as an interface between the Strathcona wilderness and the general public. As a registered non-profit society, the Institute intends to facilitate a co-operative effort to assure support for continuing education and park stewardship.


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