Design of a Spatially-Based Conservation Decision-Making Platform for the Peace River Break

The Peace River Break is in the north east section of the province situated at the narrowest point of the Rocky Mountain range allowing for critical movement and ecological connections east-west over the Rockies and north-south between the mountain national parks and the Muskwa-Kechika Management area to the north. The purpose of this research project is to investigate the best practices to a) develop a publically accessible geo-spatial database for the Peace River Break that brings together both community and traditional knowledge and values along with scientific and technical information and b) to develop a prototype for that database. This information will then be used by partners, Landsong Heritage Consulting, Ltd and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative to help shape conservation planning and implementation strategies for the Peace River Break. 

Intern: 
Timothy Burkhart
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Pamela Wright
Province: 
British Columbia
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