Riparian Buffer Design Study for Safety, Aesthetics, and
by: J. Bywater, B. Campbell, S. Cohoon, T. Delmatto, M. Gurr
Course: ERS 285, 1995
Supervisor: James Kay
This project aims to meld the ecological aspects of riparian management
with the University communities perceptions of the personal safety hazard
and visual attractiveness of differing types of riparian vegetation. To
evaluate these perceptions we conducted several focused group sessions
in which participants were shown slides of various locations of riparian
zone on campus. The students were then asked to complete a survey
associated with each slide which ranked their response to a series of
questions. The data was tabulated and is discussed within this report.
From the data collected we were able to formulate a series of
recommendations on the future management of the riparian zone on the
University of Waterloo campus.
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Last updated: June 1, 1995 jjk