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Gravel Pitting


In 1999, Hilary Janes used a temporal sequence of aerial photographs (1945-1995) to establish that a large proportion of the original limestone barren habitat on the Great Northern Peninsula has been lost to activities associated with gravel extraction.

Almost all of this habitat loss has occurred since the early 1970s, coincident with a massive increase in road construction on the Peninsula.


Old Northern Peninsula Highway

Gravel pit, along the Great Northern Peninsula Highway, just northeast of Eddies
Cove. 1998. Noah Smith, Doug Ballam and John Maunder. Photo: Henry Mann.
[CLICK image to enlarge.]




Old Gravel Crusher. Before site cleanup. Sandy Cove Provisional Ecological Reserve.
Photo: Dulcie House. [CLICK image to enlarge.]









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