Stanley park case study


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Stanley park case study

  1. 1. STANLEY PARK CASE STUDY<br />September26, 2011<br />BY: Tara Bosch, Elena Chifan and BriannaSchmunk<br />GEOGRAPHY 12: MR.ENGLER<br />
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS:<br />
  3. 3. Relative / Absolute Location<br />LATITUDE: N 49º 16' 36”LONGITUDE: W 123º 07' 15”<br />ABSOLUTE LOCATION:<br /><ul><li>Located in the West coast of B.C, B.C’s in Canada, and Canada’s in NorthAmerica</li></ul>RELATIVE LOCATION:<br />Downtown Vancouver<br />West-end<br />BurrardInlet<br />English Bay<br />Lion’sGate Bridge<br />Pacific Ocean<br />
  4. 4. PEEPS: Physical/Environmental<br />Several types of treescanbefoundthrough-out the parksuch as redcedar<br />Windstorms have destroyedmanytrees<br />Garden’sthrough-out parkwithvariety of specimen’sincludingmagnolia’s & roses<br />Stanley Park is home to over 500 kinds of smallmammals and birds<br />The damage of the strong<br />windsafter a storm in 2006<br />This redcedarisoftenreferred to as the hollowtree, it’s over 700 yearsold<br />Siwash rock, one of the <br />Park’s unique landforms<br />
  5. 5. PEEPS: Economical<br />Stanley Park has become one of Vancouver’s central tourist attractions which has a positive effect on the economy<br />Asidefromit’snatural beauty, has various attractions thatappeal to thoseinterested in the arts, dining, sports, or family-orientatedactivities<br />Theatreunder the Star’sbringsmany people into the parkeachsummer. Picturedaboveis the 2010 performance<br />People enjoying the viewwhilediningat The Teahouse<br />
  6. 6. PEEPS: Political<br />In 2010 a squamish nation chiefarose the ideathat Stanley Park’snameshouldbechanged<br />« Our governmentdoesn’t support efforts to change the name of Stanley Park » - Canadian HeritageMinister James Moore<br />MP Stockwell Day standing in front of Lord stanley as heannouncesthat Stanley Park’snamewill not bechanged<br />
  7. 7. PEEPS: Social/Cultural<br /> One of the many totem polesfoundthrough-out the park<br />Traditional music & clothingat the Klahowya village<br />Originially in-habited by 3 native groups: Musqueam, squamish, and tsleil-waututh. <br />Totem poles through-out the park represent the native culture, each shares a piece of native history<br />Klahowya village and the Siwash rock are also apart of the native culture that is present in the park today<br />The Japanese Canadian war monument<br />
  8. 8. MOVEMENT: Goods / People<br />Being a tourist attraction, large quantities of people visit the parkeveryday<br />Goodsconstantlybeingbroughtinto the park as restaurants, the aquarium, and other attractions requirethem to operate<br />PRO: good’s/services brought to the parkbenefit the economy<br />CON: Humanspresence has caused an increase of pollution through-out the park<br />Raccoon in the park<br />goingthroughleft-<br />behindhumanwaste<br />Humanwasteoverflowingfromwastebins<br />People browsingat one of the Park’smany gift shops<br />
  9. 9. MOVEMENT: Information / Ideas<br />Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) strives to learn more about the wildlife/habitats/systems of the park<br />SPES’s efforts work to buildawareness of the delicate balance betweenurban populations and nature<br />People thatvisit the parklearn new thingsfrom attractions, monuments, and sculptures through-out the park<br />A member of the SPES leadschildren on an educational nature walk in the park<br />Childrenlearning about aquatic life at the Aquarium<br />
  10. 10. Regions<br />In-formalregion as itisdefined by government/administrative boundaries<br />Commercial and recreational industries are evident in the park<br />Stanley Park has natural aspects as well as humandevelopments, soitcanbeconsideredbothurban and rural<br />Second beaches public pool whichis one of the park’srecreationalfacilities<br />
  11. 11. INTERACTIONS: Adapted<br />Birdsanctuary and bio-filtration marsh are some of the efforts made to preservewildlife and nature in the park<br />Different attractions are offeredduringdiffferentseasons<br />Firehazardsigns are one of the tools the parkboard has instilled in order to preventhumans actions fromharming the environment<br />Bright Nightsat the park, a popularwinter time attraction<br />Lostlagoon, part of the bio-filtration marshwhichhelps to keeppollutants out of the water<br />
  12. 12. INTERACTIONS: Modified<br />Access to navigate in the park has been made easier by constructingroads, trails, parking lots, etc.<br />Addition of attractions like the aquarium has made Stanley Park a popular destination for tourists<br />Park boardworks to createstrategies to modifyatrisk areas in the parksuch as beaverlake, whichcoulddisappear in the future due to in-filling and invasive plants<br />Members of the SPES standing in Beaver Lake<br />Volunteers in the IvyBusters program re-planting a salmon-<br />berry plant on a location whereivyhadtaken over<br />
  13. 13. INTERACTIONS: Dependent<br />Vancouverites use the park to enjoy the city’snatural beauty<br />Park isdependedupon as a major tourist attraction<br /> People bicyclingaround the 8.8km seawall<br />Stanley Park’shollowtreepicturedherearound 1888, the treeremains standing today<br />
  14. 14. Impact of 3 Levels of Industry<br />Stanley Part wasinitally a greatresource for logging and fishing, first nations people made use of theseresources<br />Presentday, main industry of the parkistourism<br />Primary- Fishing<br />Secondary (primary manufacturing)- Processing/ Canning Fish <br />Secondary (secondary manufacturing)- Packaging<br />Tertiary- The Fish House restaurant<br />A notchedtreestumpwhichis the remains of the loggingthattook place in the park<br />
  15. 15. Hydrosphere<br />Biosphere -> vegetation relies on the hydrosphere for growth and water<br />Atmosphere -> Wind in the air causes ocean currents, which in effect cools and warms the park<br />Lithosphere -> ocean waves cause the movement of sediment on the park’s beaches. <br />HYDROSPHERE-LITHOSPHERE INTERACTION<br />HYDROSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTION<br />Salt from the oceansurrounding the park causes the air to have a higher concentration of sodium chloride<br />Compililng of sediments in Beaver lake are a contributing factor to whyenvironmental experts predi ct thatitwilldisappearentirely in the next 10 to 20 years<br />
  16. 16. Lithosphere:<br />Rocks of all shapes and sizesscatteredaround the Park’sperimeter<br />BIOSPHERE-LITHOSPHERE INTERACTION<br /> The man-made seawallhelps to preventerosion<br />
  17. 17. Atmosphere:<br />BIOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTION <br />LITHOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTION<br />Parking lot at prospect point, one of the manylocatedthrough-out the park<br />The North Shore Mountains influence wind patterns in stanleypark<br />
  18. 18. Biosphere:<br />BIOSPHERE –HYDROSPHERE INTERACTION<br />Wastethat poses a potentialhazard to wildliferesiding in the park<br />Water liliesthat have taken over much of Beaver lakes surface<br />27 km ofTrailsthrough-out the park have changedthe naturalshapeof the park<br />BIOSPHERE-LITHOSPHERE INTERACTION<br />
  19. 19. Natural/Man-Made Features<br />LEGEND<br />= Developed by humans<br />= Natural Feature<br />
  21. 21. Bibliography:<br />"No Stanley Park name change: federal spokesmen" (Monday, July 5, 2010 | 5:30 PM PT): 9. (Online)<br />"Storm Damage Photo Gallery" http://www.stanleyparkecology.ca<br />"Stanley Park Landmarks" http://vancouver.ca<br />"The Stanley Park Ecology Society" http://www.stanleyparkecology.ca<br />"Welcome to Interactive Maps of SPES!" (April 12,2009): 2.<br />"Stanley Park Gardens" http://vancouver.ca<br />
  22. 22. BibliographyCont:<br />"Environment" http://vancouver.ca<br />"BCGNIS Query Results"<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  23. 23. Pot-belllypigthatused to resideat Stanley Park’spetting zoo<br />