Presentation on theme: "GG4GenB Human Impact on Landforms The visual impact of ski runs on the landscape – some tree removal."— Presentation transcript:
GG4GenB Human Impact on Landforms
The visual impact of ski runs on the landscape – some tree removal.
Map showing the removal of trees for ski runs – down slopes Steeper slopes are for more advanced skiers. Off piste is most hazardous
Visual intrusiveness of ski lifts and support wires.
Large buildings – impact. e.g. here in Banff Canada And ski slopes above – clearly indicate tree removal
Impact of Winter of Winter Olympic construction e.g. bobsleigh track
Quarrying out rock for course. Access roads. Visitor facilities
We can zero in on the Olympics infrastructure that has been home to more than 2500 international athletes
Impact of ski jump structures
Bowl shaped landing zone. Buildings Car park All year round – visual.
Impact of Winter Olympics – increased visitor numbers afterwards. Increased human impact
Green building standards Sustainable transportation innovation Energy efficiency and use of renewable energy Wastewater treatment and water conservation Air quality and greenhouse gas management Waste minimization and pollution prevention Protection/enhancement of natural landscapes Towards Sustainable developments
Hairpin bends on Washington Pass USA
Hairpin bends and cuttings – on road access up steep slopes