Parks & Protected Areas

  • bonnet plume

    Project Description

     Inukshuk produced a management plan for the Bonnet Plume watershed, providing direction and support required for Heritage River nomination. The Board complimented the Yukon on the thoroughness and utility of the plan. The Bonnet Plume is now a member of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System.

    Client:

     Government of Yukon

  • Coal River Springs Territorial Park

    Project Description

     Inukshuk negotiated an innovative partnership involving the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Foothills Pipelines Ltd., and the Liard First Nation to expedite government approval for Yukon’s first ecological reserve.

    Client:

     Government of Yukon

  • Gwich’in Territorial Park Hiking Trails

    Project Description

     Inukshuk – in collaboration with JB Firth Enterprises/ Challenger Geomatics – reviewed the existing campground layout and identified opportunities for additional campsites including sites suitable for RVs. The work undertaken included a site survey, concept development and construction drawings. The project was implemented the same year using local resources.

    Client:

     Government of Northwest Territories

  • Gwich’in Territorial Park Hiking Trails

    Project Description

     Inukshuk created a trail planning and construction framework to guide trail development in Gwich’in Territorial Park. The project involved consideration of existing site, trail routing to avoid falcon nest disturbance, visitor market analysis and recreation trends as well as capital costs for various trail segments. Suggestions for interpretive signage and way finding, a Gwich’in Territorial Park plant report and a trail maintenance manual were also provided. Trail construction was started in 2013.

    Client: 

    Government of Northwest Territories

  • Saoyu Sehdacho

    Project Description

     Inukshuk assisted the Cooperative Management Board to identify organizational and operational start-up needs following protected area establishment. The historic site is unique because of its size (5,587 km2), location on Great Bear Lake and cultural landscape focus. The new approach presented a number of challenges integrating the aspirations of the Sahtugot’ine people to protect and promote their culture, build management capacity and set operational priorities within a community development framework. Capital and operating costs for programming were developed and summarized in a strategic planning report as a reference for Boards decision-making and planning during the first 10 years of park operations.

    Client: 

    Parks Canada

  • KNP Visitor Reception Centre

    Project Description

    Since its original construction, the VRC has undergone numerous minor renovations to accommodate changing staff needs. Over the ensuing years, new needs arose, such as the need for retail space, requiring further design changes. Our role included analyzing building condition, site issues and interpretive messaging to suggest possible design and programming solutions.

    Client:

     Parkes Canada

  • Protected Areas Gap Analysis – Pelly Ranges & Southwest Interior Landscapes

    Project Description

    Using literature review and aerial reconnaissance, Yukon ecoregions were examined for future protected area status. Multiple conservation goals were defined in this reconnaissance level study.

    Client:

     Government of Yukon

  • summit lake

    Project Description

     Following a recommendation from the North Yukon Regional Land Use Plan, Inukshuk prepared a report which examined boundary options for a new protected area in the North Richardson Mountains. The report presented four boundary scenarios and described the criteria that should be considered in establishing the boundary and the consequences of spatial trade-offs. The report recommendations captured the values and themes of the Special Management Area recommendation contained in the regional plan and considered how past, present and future land use activities may affect viable boundary options and park management under the Yukon Parks and Land Certainty Act.

    Client: 

    Yukon Government

  • Tombstone Park

    Project Description

     In partnership with Midnight Arts, Inukshuk developed an interpretive trail linking the new interpretive centre to a local beaver pond. Recognizing the visitor gateway and front country experience of this trail the approach was based on the principle of “less is more” in a wilderness context. The trail is universally accessible.

    Client:

     Yukon Parks