“The eminent biologist E.O. Wilson first called our affinity for the natural world “biophilia,” and the term has stuck.” F. Kaid Benfield.
KE. O. Wilson defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.”
When you think about Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden) in Paris, France, it is amazing to find a 60 acre park in the city. Benfield stated that he “Still feels ‘in the city’ when there [in the park], but in an especially tranquil part. ”
George Genereux Afforestation Area and Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area are appealing for that same reason. One is surrounded by an array of landscapes, ecosystems and experiences, and it is amazing that the city long range planners have included these two afforestation areas in the Blairmore Sector Plan as Saskatoon grows to 1/2 million.
By integrating the two afforestation areas into the new growth as Saskatoon and surrounding areas expand around George Genereux Afforestation Area and Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is magical. “Green infrastructure … [has] the effect of softening urban density, making it more appealing as well as better functioning.” ~ Benfield.
Benfield, F. Kaid. People Habitat. 25 ways to think about greener, healthier cities. ISBN 978-0-9897511-0-0. People Habitat Communications. Washington, D.C. USA
For more information:
P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
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Richard St. Barbe Baker, “You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover.”