Maps    Nature Calendar    Field Guides    Stewardship    Programs and Resources    
Stanley Park  Explorer        Search     About the Site         Home  
Disturbed <  Stanley Park Ecosystems BACK      
Trail and Roadside Ecosystems

Key Features:  


In Stanley Park
Stanley Park's trail and roadside ecosystems

The biotic and abiotic components of Stanley Park's flowing, freshwater ecosystems are not well documented. In fact little, real, information is available.

The park has few, if any, natural perennial streams. The hydrology of Stanley Park has been extensively altered over the past 150 years and the significat human impact on stream ecosystems has not been assessed. Ceperly Creek and the Aquarium's "Salmon Stream" are examples of constructed streams which use city water to supply their total stream flow. North Creek's water flow is supplemented and maintained using city water.

Opportunity for Action:
The state of Stanley Park's stream ecosystems presents a rich opportunity for coordinated student research in a number of subject areas. Facilitation, documentation, and presentation of student research is an important goal of
Stanley Park Explorer's Research Programs
An independent source of information, analysis, and evaluation
of Stanley Park's significant stewardship management issues.

The Trail and Roadside Community


Stanley Park Explorer


Stanley Park Explorer
Copyright © 2003
All Rights Reserved

Produced by Peter Woods
Interpretive Programs and Design Services
Vancouver BC [604] 644-0110
Revised: Apr 21 2008