Coastal areas throughout the world have always been some of the most popular destinations for tourists and recreationists. A quick glance at many of the familiar tourist "hot spots" (e.g., the Caribbean Islands, Florida, the French Riviera, Hawaii) reveals a focus around the various amenities that beaches, coastal landforms, and coastal resorts in these areas provide. As the coastal population grows, so too does the need for additional facilities and areas for coastal recreation, and hence the need to carry out studies of the impacts and potential impacts that recreation and tourism activities may cause. Staff and Associates of Christian J. Stewart Consulting can provide a range of services that will assist in the careful planning of the coast for recreation and tourism based activities. These include:

User Surveys
Carrying Capacity Studies
Recreation and Tourism Impact Assessment
Coastal and Marine Park Planning
Interpretation and Education

Examples of projects include:

Development of Interim Management Guidelines for Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park;
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Inventory and Assessment of Potential Dive Sites of Geologic Interest, Fathom Five National Marine Park; 
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A Review of the Recreational and Developmental Carrying Capacities of Coastal Environments;
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Development of Management Planning Guidelines, Trent-Severn Waterway;
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Conduction of a Water Recreation Study and Boater Survey, Trent-Severn Waterway;
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Interpretive Talks on Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Water Levels, Ontario Provincial Parks;
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Investigated the Impacts of Water Level Fluctuations on Recreational Interests in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin.

 

 

 


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