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PARC DES MONTS SOUTH CHILCOTIN

...the allure of the vast and
remote South Chilcotins
is precisely its biggest
challenge.
The team had a limited timeframe to
track huge distances and inventory a
laundry list of items. The first field tests
revealed that an iPhone would work
even better than an iPad. With a bit of
practice, they became adept at standing
astride their bikes to record observations
of invasive plants, windfall, erosion and
grizzly bear sign. Just tap once for the
category, select from a pull down menu
of trail conditions, write a comment, take
a picture and be on the way again.

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bikes were just one of the two key
pieces of technology required to enable
the team of landscape architects, GIS
specialists, and grizzly bear biologists
to physically survey 14 remote
campgrounds and 146 km of wilderness
trails over the summer of 2016.
THE ENORMITY OF THE PROJECT
"Once the enormity of the project
started to drive home, we imagined
being out on bikes in the pouring rain
with reefs of paper, stopping continually
to record trail conditions and problems,"

said Barratt. "Each coordinate would
have to be recorded from a GPS tool
and individual comments for each spot
made on forms. It was just untenable.
"We started to consider data entry
criteria to match our needs, with a
capacity to make comments and
recommendations on the spot along
with a photo: perhaps iPads and a
customized Esri Collector in the ArcGis
program. This would save the need for
manual record taking requiring later
digital entry," explained Barratt.

SOUTH CHILCOTIN
MOUNTAINS
PROVINCIAL PARK

BONUS FEATURES
Even better, the app could be fine-tuned
throughout the process, with new
categories added as needed. And
although the team's mandate was
primarily to inventory campgrounds and
record trail conditions, thanks to the
app, any wildlife encounters, invasive
plants or historic structures could be
recorded, as well as the numbers of
hikers, campers and bikers. "We could
track almost anything that would be of
interest to a land manager, to help inform
future planning. And most critically, we
were able to do it without losing time,"
said Barratt.

TransectCampsite
SiteID
Hummingbird
SiteName
T100s
Sightlines N
5
Sightlines S
50 lake
Sightlines E
10
Sightlines W
10
Any Bear Signs
Equesetum %
Erythronium %
Evidence of anting Yes
Vaccinium %
Amalanchier %
Sambucus %
Lonicera %
Arctostaphylos %
Rubus %
Pinus (albicaulis) %
Evidence of squirrel
middens
Comments
Distance of Transect
Direction of Transect
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2017

To Begin With
Une Dernière Salve
Collaborateurs
Writers
Upfront
Prologue
La Vague
Romance of the Stone
La Pierre Romancée
Numériser La Nature
Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
Flooding Fields
Conversation
Designing Invisible Landscapes
Stacking Up - the LA’s Toolkit: A Groundhog Plugin for Grasshopper
Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
Wood Works
Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
LACF
Bourses De La FACP
Critique
Parting Shot
Une Dernière Salve
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - INTRO
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - cover1
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - cover2
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Une Dernière Salve
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Writers
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - 14
Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Prologue
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - La Vague
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - La Pierre Romancée
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Riding Technology’s Wild Interface
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Flooding Fields
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Conversation
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Designing Invisible Landscapes
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Grasshopper Gagne Un Plugiciel
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Wood Works
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Floating a New Idea for Water Stewardship
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Bourses De La FACP
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Landscapes - Winter 2017 - Critique
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