Criterion One

The final product of criterion one is Map 3. This map shows the areas that would have highest probability of success in case of restoration within the boundary of Hope in British Columbia on a ‘hillshade’ layer, which simulates sun rays over terrain.

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Map 3 – Areas with Highest Probability of Success in Restoration in Hope, BC (Criterion 1)

Map 4 also displays criterion one results within the land uses in the project area showing that the potential restorable areas do not intersect with any residential, cultural or leisure areas.

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Map 4 – Potential Restorable Areas in Hope, BC and Land Uses of the area (Criterion1)

 

Criterion Two

Map 5 represents final product of criterion two. Areas with greater than 10% slope were omitted in this map as they do not provide sites that have the high levels of restoration efficiency. Lower slopes are more desirable in this map. Red areas are the most desirable and have slope of 0-2.5% as described in the legend.

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Map 5 – Prioritizing Restoration Efficiency using slope in Hope, BC (Criterion 2)

The intersect of criteria 1 and 2 areas indicates polygons that are of highest priority for restoration projects. Map 6 shows the results of this intersection. The green polygons show areas that have both highest probability of restoration success and highest levels of restoration efficiency. These areas total to 7,079,430.8 meter squared.

Criteria One and Two

The intersect of criteria 1 and 2 areas indicates polygons that are of highest priority for restoration projects. Map 6 shows the results of this intersection. The green polygons show areas that have both highest probability of restoration success and highest levels of restoration efficiency. These areas total to 7,079,430.8 meter squared.

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Map 6 – Areas of Highest Priority for Restoration in Hope, BC (Criteria 1 and 2)

Looking at the land uses within these areas, the prioritized restoration areas barely overlap with residential, cultural and leisure ares as well as Aboriginal Lands, boundaries of which are shown in orange (Map 7).

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Map 7 – Prioritized Restoration Areas within Land Uses of Hope, BC (Criteria 1 and 2)

However, two significant parts of the prioritized restorable areas fall over Agricultural Land Reserves (Map 8).

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Map 8 – Prioritized Restorable Areas within the Agricultural Land Reserves (ALR) of Hope, BC (Criteria 1 and 2)

The meaning and implications of these results are discussed in the ‘Discussion’ section.