Pacific Rim National Park Survey

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

The Pacific Rim National Park upgraded the roadway and drainage system at Radar Hill, Grice Bay, and Wicks Road. The Radar Hill Lookout and Wicks Road were resurfaced to address safety and drainage concerns. Grice Bay Road was also resurfaced and had additional slope stabilization works and culvert upgrades constructed.

Westbrook Consulting performed survey services for the three areas for the completion of drainage and road design works. Westbrook worked closely with the design consultant to determine which locations they needed surveyed in a highly compressed timeline. The surveys consisted of repeated cross sections beyond the existing narrow roadways, culvert and watercourse surveys and locating significant, potentially conflicting trees. 

The work was complicated by the extremely heavy undergrowth, high seasonal water levels and reduced daylight hours, however this was overcome thanks to Westbrook’s highly experienced and skilled survey team who were successfully able to complete all three surveys within the compressed timeline, under poor field conditions, working 9-10 hour days.

Survey actives ran periodically from December 2014 – May 2015.

Key personnel: Kevin Hossack

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