Posted by: Bob Payne | August 9, 2011

The latest Canadian export: park management know-how

There have been a few mistakes made in the 100 years since Canada established the world’s first national parks service. Take St. Lawrence Islands National Park, for instance. It was created in 1904 and was the first Canadian national park east of the Rocky Mountains. But the wolves that were once the primary predators on the tiny collection of 21 islands were allowed to disappear. That led to an overabundance of deer that fed on the rare plants, such as American ginseng, that make the park special.

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