Canadian Forest Service Publications

The Highland landscape. An ecological evaluation of land suitability for urban development in the southern portion of the Highland District, Capital Region of BC. 1975. Eis, S.; Oswald, E.T. Environment Canada, Forestry Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-119.

Year: 1975

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3980

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

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General information, history, climate, physiography, geology, soils and hydrology of the area proposed for development in the southern Highland District of the Capital Region of British Columbia are summarized. Eight landscape units were described in terms of their physical, environmental and vegetational characteristics, and a map was prepared showing the distribution of these units throughout the area. Each landscape unit was evaluated for its suitability for the proposed development, social costs and the impact of urbanization and resulting human activity on the environment, soils and vegetation. The purpose of this study is to provide the environmental background for planning a community in an area covered entirely by second-growth forest.