Canadian Forest Service Publications

Western community. A landscape analysis for urban development. 1976. Eis, S.; Craigdallie, D.; Oswald, E.T. Government of Canada. Department of the Environment. Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forest Research Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-153. 47 p.

Year: 1976

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 1719

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

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The population of the Western Community is expected to increase from the present 22,000 to about 54,000 by 1995. To accommodate such an increase in an orderly fashion and with minimal damage to the environment, planning and provision of services must precede the development. The purpose of this study is to provide the environmental background for planning for the expected growth. Eleven landscape units were described in terms of their environmental and vegetational characteristics and each unit was evaluated for its suitability for development, resulting social costs and the impact of urbanization and resulting human activity on the environment, soils and vegetation. A map was prepared showing the distribution of the landscape units throughout the study area.