Effects of Mechanized Travel in Park

Proj. #:4804
Description: Ontario Parks' mandate is to protect significant natural and cultural resources in a system of parks and protected areas that is sustainable and provides opportunities for inspiration enjoyment and education now and for future generations. The objective of this project is to develop an understanding of the impacts of environmental disturbance to a park as it relates to mechanized vehicle travel and to help inform mitigation strategies. The project will also explore the positives if any of mechanized travel in the natural environment (i.e. social value of the experience). Research will include surveys field work and a literature review. The final product will be a report that will help guide future park management planning. This project is for a single student or group.