Planning

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Planning requires vision. Imagine trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the box! Our seasoned professionals guide and facilitate during the planning process. We help clients understand how communities and landscapes work so they can figure out how many pieces the puzzle has and what the picture on the jigsaw puzzle might look like. We especially like helping people discover how to manage and influence change in a positive way.

We have the technical expertise necessary to complete the assignment efficiently and effectively drawing on the multi-disciplined skills of our staff and consulting associates. We are creative and entrepreneurial, practical and solution oriented. Our working philosophy is based on stewardship and citizenship helping people understand the consequences associated with the choices we all make and our responsibility to future generations.

We start from the moral imperative that none of us has the right to mortgage our children's future. Rather we have a stewardship responsibility and ecological ethic that underpins the way we work. We look at resolving today's problems in the context of preserving opportunities for future choices. Whether we are designing subdivisions, writing policies or crafting regulations our objective is to add value. Our goal is to help others reach for the stars and achieve their dreams. We are also strategic thinkers, pragmatists who look for simple, creative solutions and measurable results.

View some of our previous work below:

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