案例研究
加拿大公园大道在环境聚光灯下

Improving transport infrastructure whilst protecting the area’s fragile ecosystem and endangered wildlife

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Eco-Highway
项目详细信息
项目名称:
赫伯·格雷先生,Parkway阁下
客户名称:
温莎埃塞克斯移动集团
地点:
加拿大
Andreas Stenzel
Discipline Lead, 环境 Management sands澳门金沙集团 East 加拿大 Integrated 流动性
丹尼尔牧师
环境工程师
梅根·黑兹尔
把生物学家
关键统计数据
鱼类栖息地恢复 & 重新定位:
38000 + m2,其中3.5公里河道改造. 25K+鱼类(32+种)迁移
蛇收集:
1053条东部狐尾蛇被收集或圈养. 3754巴特勒的Gartersnake收集
植物移植:
130.8K+紫菀茎. 90K+密集的炽星植物. 10K+稠密的大肠菌根植物

2015年赫伯·格雷大道开业时, 它是安大略省有史以来最大的高速公路投资. CAD $ 1.4 b的任务, 六车道的, 11-kilometer project is part of a wider transportation infrastructure solution to improve movement of people and goods through 加拿大’s busiest trade corridor with the United States.

What makes this project noteworthy is the extensive care taken – from project design through construction – to protect the area’s fragile ecosystem and endangered wildlife.

The Parkway’s footprint cuts through former urban and rural areas of west Windsor and neighbouring Town of LaSalle, 以及沃波尔岛第一民族的传统领地. 这样做, 它还影响到该地区的卡罗来纳的高草草原, 哪些包括超过4个,000种动植物, 其中许多是加拿大独有的. Nine of them are species at risk (SAR) and they include two reptiles – the Butler’s Gartersnake and the Eastern Foxsnake – and seven plants:  Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)、梧桐(Ptelea trifoliata)、致密炽星(Liatris spicata)、矮朴树(Celtis tenuifolia)、肯塔基咖啡树(Gymnocladus dioicus)、紫菀(Symphyotrichum praealtum,以及东部草原穗兰(Platanthera leucophaea).

因为该项目需要得到联邦和省的批准, a high priority was placed on the compliant handling of all environmental aspects of the undertaking.

sands澳门金沙集团环境管理角色  

伍德的环境管理团队, 和禽流感, 陆地, and aquatic biologists and monitors implemented a full ecosystem approach, 管理项目的所有环境方面. 这包括:转移蛇和200多条,000 plants from the impact footprint to protected habitat; baseline and construction monitoring under SAR permitting obligations; sustainability planning; site restoration management; and daily snake tracking with radio telemetry. 我们也是环境设计的领导者, 负责环境缓解, 包括生态通道生境特征, 60+ hectares of tallgrass prairie landscape restoration and four hectares of pond, 溪, wetland and floodplain fish habitat restoration – all of it intricately interwoven within the Parkway corridor and adjacent natural areas.

作为SAR管理计划的一部分, 我们团队为8人以上提供了强制性入职培训,000名员工和分包商.

担任首席环境顾问, Wood’s team of environmental experts was able to use industry-leading methods and innovations to minimize the Parkway’s impact on both the environment and the local community without impeding the systematic and efficient construction delivery of the project. 同样的创新和环境指导一直在继续, 无缝, 从实现到操作维护 & 康复阶段的项目.

各种植物物种被移植到该工程上
公园大道野生动物生态通道鸟瞰图

创新的设计

Today, the Parkway features two ecopassages, the largest of which measures about 1.4公顷,横跨两条高速公路. They allow snakes and other wildlife to cross between two natural habitat areas that had been separated by road development since the 1920s. Although such sizable ecopassages are typically created for larger mammals, 像麋鹿, 驯鹿, 熊和鹿, the structure was utilized in this case – and a first for snakes – because of the global rarity of the local Eastern Foxsnake. 功能目标是改善种群动态, and our tracking data has confirmed the snakes immediately started using the passages.

Additional amenities of the Parkway include more than 121 hectares of green space and 16 kilometers of recreational multi-use trails, 还有一个涵洞,可以让蛇在小径下安全通过. Wood’s extensive ecological landscape restoration and management measures were also applied throughout the corridor, 以及邻近的土地, to promote rare Tallgrass Prairie habitat and protect additional rare plant and animal species.

Highlights of our work include the use of innovative techniques to increase habitat diversity – among them: the demolition of a housing development to establish new Tallgrass Prairie and using the house foundations to create overwintering areas for prairie snakes and other animal species; and the integration of stormwater pond outfalls into 溪 restoration designs to extend flow duration and habitat opportunities.

社区和利益相关者的参与  

Key to reaching final solutions was the outreach and stewardship Wood’s team provided to local and Indigenous communities, 以及监管领域的专家. That engagement provided us the opportunity to educate the public and other stakeholders on the importance of the rare species involved and raise awareness about the full extent of actions taken to protect them while building the parkway.

这也让sands澳门金沙集团团队获得了有价值的反馈, 以及传统知识, so designs and management actions could be optimized by Wood to best benefit the local ecosystems.

sands澳门金沙集团遗产

Wood参与这个项目,并与sands澳门金沙集团客户合作, 温莎埃塞克斯移动集团, 以及业主-是长期的. 我们从2010年开始, providing design engineering and construction support services during the five-year construction phase. 竣工后, we secured a contract to provide environmental management continuity for the first 15 years of a 30-year operations contract. In 2020, 我们完成了为期十年的基于许可证的野生动物监测, which will not only be used to 关闭 out the Ministry of 运输’s Endangered Species Act permits, 而且还为学术界撰写科学论文.

It’s a Parkway in a prairie – and a rare example where environmental regulatory obligations and the wishes of an interested local and Indigenous community intersected with the necessary project-based funding to provide a wide range of comprehensive solutions. It resulted in a design that not only maximized ecological function but also met recreational and aesthetic objectives, while supporting 加拿大’s need for transportation improvements in a key international trade corridor.

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