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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Sea to Sky Aggregate Potential Map

 

Open File 2001-12 (Revised Version of Open File 2000-30)

Aggregate Potential Mapping Sea to Sky Study

by A.S. Hickin, E.D. Brooks, A.B. Dixon-Warren, P.T. Bobrowsky,
BC Geological Survey Branch, Victoria, BC

 


Sea to Sky aggregate potential study

 

The Sea-to-Sky region, north of Vancouver, British Columbia, is currently experiencing competing land use options which range from the development of scarce, but economically important aggregate resources to complete conservation and preservation of the natural resources. However, with the continued urban growth of communities such as the Villages of Whistler and Pemberton and the City of Squamish, coupled with a potentially successful bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics, pressure on the existing local aggregate reserves will eventually reach a critical stage. To address these concerns, the Ministry of Energy and Mines with funding assistance from the Corporate Resource Inventory Initiative (CRII), British Columbia Assets and Lands (BCAL), and Ministry of Transportation and Highways (MoTH), initiated a joint project to assess, at a reconnaissance level, the aggregate potential of the Sea-to-Sky corridor.

 

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