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SOUTH CHILCOTIN MOUNTAINS PROVINCIAL PARK

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.

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AND WHAT OF THE BEARS?
Since the driving purpose of the study
was to better manage users and facilities
to reduce human-bear conflict, the
team worked with bear biologists to
assess risks to human safety and the
relative risk of displacing a bear from
habitat, prioritizing mitigation measures.
The grizzly population in the Southern
Chilcotins is considered threatened. Its
population of 203 animals (a density of 13
bears per 1000 square kilometres), is just
half the carrying capacity the land base
could support.
The team completed mapping, site plans
and detailed grizzly bear assessments
for 14 campgrounds. The collection
method made it clear that experts aren't
best deployed in silos. By riding together,
the landscape architects lent their
knowledge of native plants to the bear
biologists, while they themselves learned
more about grizzlies than they ever
imagined possible.

4 ASTRIDE THEIR BIKES, TEAM MEMBERS LIKE
ANNIE OJA ENCOUNTERED STEEP TERRAIN,
DETERIORATING TRAIL CONDITIONS AND
INCLEMENT WEATHER 5 A PRIMARY TOOL: A
CUSTOM APPLICATION FOR SMART PHONES

30 LANDSCAPES PAYSAGES

5

Additionally, the team examined
wayfinding signs and trail conditions over
140 km of trail, noting priorities. "There
was a lot of cross referencing and overlap
in our duties. And later, sitting around the
campfire in the evening, we discussed all
that we were discovering," said Barratt.
TECH SUCCESS
Cascade Environmental Resource
Group is adapting the technology for
future environmental assessment and
data recording. And for landscape
architects, the new app offers the option
of maintaining a continual dynamic
database that anyone can help update.
Barratt compares the method with his
arduous work less than a decade ago,
to plan the 2010 Winter Olympic crosscountry skiing venue. "Sports experts
from the National Sports Federations
would bushwhack through the site
marking up maps and flagging trails. We

would have to take their information
and digitize it to try and plot where
they were. Imagine if we'd had this
technology then, and could have
captured all that collective wisdom
from their years creating other venues,
along with their observations, photos
and insights. They tended to be
suspicious of computers and CAD in
general, but this method would have
enthralled them."
PARKS IN THE BLOOD
For Barratt, a landscape architect for
35years with deep experience in resort
development and municipal parks
planning, the South Chilcotins project
was a chance to work with the BC Parks
office in Kamloops for the first time
since 1979, when he worked a summer
as a parks planner. "Once you've
worked for BC Parks, it never leaves
your blood," Barratt admitted. "You're
outside, dealing with huge landscapes.
It felt a bit like coming full circle."



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
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