Emery Urquhart
Disturbed Landscapes: A GIS Approach to Measuring Trails, Roads, and Cutblocks in the Sea to Sky Corridor, B.C.
Mentor: Dr. Kimberly Dawe
How can species respond to human impacts? This questions navigates the fields of ecology, recreational ecology and habitat conservation. Specifically, it focuses on humans impact on landscapes and how species respond to these changes. The Sea to Sky Corridor has experienced a transition from being a forestry town to a recreational mecca leaving a disturbed landscape of cutblocks and recreational access trails and roads. This talk focuses on my project which used GIS (a mapping software) to visualize and measure the density of trails, roads and cutblocks in the corridor which can inform other projects with a management focus.
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