Investigation of Future Footprint Scenario Modeling Approaches in the Peace River Break

The Peace River Break in northeastern British Columbia is an important ecological connection along the Rocky Mountains. The region has a long and rich history of use and occupancy by Indigenous Peoples. In addition to being known for high agricultural, recreation, and tourism values, there is also a lot of industrial economic activity, particularly, forestry, mining and energy. With multiple large-scale resource development projects proposed or underway, the Peace River Break is under significant stress and conservation opportunities are limited. The purpose of this project is to investigate methods to model the future human footprint for the Peace River Break to help inform analysis of the conservation need in the area and land use planning.

Intern: 
Jerrica Ginter
Faculty Supervisor: 
Pamela Wright
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British Columbia
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