The reason for doing a land-use plan is to give a community options, in light of their spatial circumstances. The essential tool for doing a land-use plan is listening… to the land, to the people, to the way those people make a living from that land.
A careful observation of their natural, cultural, and spiritual context is the deliberate step a community can take into its own future. Our job is to help you listen, help you create, and help you implement your plan.
We offer a wide variety of planning services, such as:
Community Economic Analysis
Procedure Manual Development
These may be purchased as single services, but may also be part of a larger comprehensive planning exercise.
Once you are ready to begin a community planning exercise, we can help you get started:
- Strategic Thinking Document
- Community Mapping Exercise
- Project Coordination
If you are already into your own community planning exercise, we can assist by acting as independent facilitators of the process. As a neutral third party, we may also help you work through contentious land issues while remaining objective.
We conduct a variety of workshops and training seminars that raise awareness and provide guidance and advice about the planning process. Workshops may be held with a single community, or a group such as land managers association, or tribal council.
- ‘The Planning Cycle’
- ‘Evaluating the Plan & the Planner’
- ‘Land Use and Economic Development’
These include any combination of the above to develop a comprehensive planning package:
- Land Use Plan
- Environmental Management Plan
- Economic Development Strategy
We Provide documentation, mapping and administrative procedures as needed.