Exploring ideas? A bold vision combined with thoughtful planning and design on the front end means excellent visitor experience and sustainability on the back end. We can help to think through what might work best for the land, wildlife, water and natural features.
Ever wonder what makes your favorite trail or park so special? Chances are it's in the right place--in harmony with the land--made with the right materials, managed for compatible uses, and has the right add-ons, like signs and facilities, that are built to last. With decades of outdoor recreation ideation and conceptualization, our team can help turn a nature-based recreation dream into reality.
The never-ending quest for dollars--as traditional funding sources shrink, communities are required to look locally and become more innovative to build financial support for outdoor projects. Our team understands the private, public, and community-based fundraising dynamic.
MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
Management, operations and maintenance are always a challenge--not as glamorous as cutting the ribbon, but day to day upkeep is essential to success. Consider what happens in case of emergency? Who repairs the signs? Who does the maintenance work? How often? We can help develop plans and approaches to keep recreation amenities safe and enjoyable.
PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Successful recreation relies on strong partnerships between public and private land managers, local, state and federal government and community-based organizations. We understand the needs of the public sector, private groups and volunteers. We look for the win-win, capture it on paper, and can help resolve conflicts that may arise.
Stay engaged. Sometimes those special places are "adored and ignored." Our team can help with ideas for building volunteer programs, sponsorship programs and overall strategies for building support that work.