Planning

Planning

Gwich’in Territorial Park Hiking Trails

Gwich’in Territorial Park Hiking Trails

Project Description

 Inukshuk created a trail planning and construction framework to guide trail development in Gwich’in Territorial Park. The project involved consideration of existing site, trail routing to avoid falcon nest disturbance, visitor market analysis and recreation trends as well as capital costs for various trail segments. Suggestions for interpretive signage and way finding, a Gwich’in Territorial Park plant report and a trail maintenance manual were also provided. Trail construction was started in 2013.

Client: 

Government of Northwest Territories

Summit Lake – Bell River Protected Area Boundary Proposal

summit lake

Project Description

 Following a recommendation from the North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan, Inukshuk prepared a report which examined boundary options for a new protected area in the North Richardson Mountains. The report presented four boundary scenarios and described the criteria that should be considered in establishing the boundary and the consequences of spatial trade-offs. The report recommendations captured the values and themes of the Special Management Area recommendation contained in the regional plan and considered how past, present and future land use activities may affect viable boundary options and park management under the Yukon Parks and Land Certainty Act.

Client: 

Yukon Government

Implementation Needs Assessment: Saoyú-§ehdacho National Historic Site of Canada

Saoyu Sehdacho

Project Description

 Inukshuk assisted the Cooperative Management Board to identify organizational and operational start-up needs following protected area establishment. The historic site is unique because of its size (5,587 km2), location on Great Bear Lake and cultural landscape focus. The new approach presented a number of challenges integrating the aspirations of the Sahtugot’ine people to protect and promote their culture, build management capacity and set operational priorities within a community development framework. Capital and operating costs for programming were developed and summarized in a strategic planning report as a reference for Boards decision-making and planning during the first 10 years of park operations.

Client: 

Parks Canada

Tombstone Territorial Park Beaver Pond Interpretive Program and Trail

Tombstone Park

Project Description

 In partnership with Midnight Arts, Inukshuk developed an interpretive trail linking the new interpretive centre to a local beaver pond. Recognizing the visitor gateway and front country experience of this trail the approach was based on the principle of “less is more” in a wilderness context. The trail is universally accessible.

Client:

 Yukon Parks