Sustainable Transportation Study Tour Date: 2007 EcoPlan conducted a study tour for two Chinese municipal planners with the purpose of showcasing the innovative transportation initiatives that were developed in association with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The study tour focused specifically on examining contributions to transportation planning made by all levels of decision-makers, […]
Surrey Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Date: 2012 EcoPlan, in partnership with Diamond Head Consulting, developed the City of Surrey’s leading edge Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (BCS). The work was built on past planning initiatives, including the Ecosystem Management Study and Surrey’s Sustainability Charter. The results of this project informed large scale community planning, as well as secondary plans and regulatory […]
Surrey Bicycle Recreation Facilities Strategy Date: 2007-2008 To help better manage new bicycle recreation demands (i.e., off-road, urban mountain bike and BMX riding), EcoPlan led a project to develop a comprehensive Bicycle Recreation Facilities Strategy for the City of Surrey. The project resulted in guidelines for the development and provision of new facilities, the upgrading of […]
Summerland Economic Development Forum Date: 2012 Based on our proprietary and award winning participatory strategic planning process, EcoPlan designed and delivered an economic development forum for the District of Summerland. The forum attracted over 50 members of the local business community, the District of Summerland Mayor, Council and staff, residents, as well as representatives of the […]
Sts’ailes Non Market Evaluation Date: 2013
Strategic Development Plan for Tourism in Arxan, Inner Mongolia Date: 2007 EcoPlan authored a manual that assisted in the design and delivery of training workshops for the training series publication Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning, which was produced for UN‐HABITAT by EcoPlan. It provided field‐tested advice on the efficient management of the training process from […]
Strategic Development Plan for Tourism in Arxan, Inner Mongolia Date: 2016 In 2016, EcoPlan worked with the ERTC Consulting Company to develop a year-round tourism plan for Arxan, Inner Mongolia. The project looked to encourage sustainable, nature based tourism that would improve the quality of life of those who lived in the region and advance the […]
Strategic Planning Toolkit for Local Economic Development Date: 2017+ EcoPlan worked with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training to develop a Strategic Planning Toolkit for Local Economic Development for communities across British Columbia. This project included working closely alongside the Ministry and a working group to develop toolkit materials and deliver an in-person train-the-trainers […]
Strategic Planning, Inglewood Golf Club; Seattle, Washington Date: 2006-2009 EPI conducted a participatory and intensive strategic planning process with members and the board of Inglewood Golf Club. The strategic plan was followed up with years of monitoring and evaluation based on the framework and member survey devleoped as part of the project.
St’át’imc Tribal Council Comprehensive Community Planning Review Date: 2012 An association of ten communities located in southwestern BC close in and around Lillooet, BC, the St’át’imc Nation recently negotiated a settlement for the impacts of hydroelectric development on their traditional territories. EcoPlan was hired by the St’át’imc Trust Board through their trustee, Deloitte, to review the […]
St. Mungo Site Management Plan Date: 2011-2014 Having assisted Musqueam First Nation in developing a concept plan for St. Mungo interpretive centre – an important archaeological site located on the banks of the Fraser River in Delta, B.C. – EcoPlan was retained to help the Musqueam people and the Province of British Columbia describe how the […]
St. Mungo Interpretive Site Conceptual Plan Date: 2010-2011 EcoPlan assisted Musqueam with the development of a conceptual plan for the St. Mungo interpretive site, located on the banks of the Fraser River in Delta, BC. Positioned as the waterfront terminus of an extensive trail system that extends north from Burns bog, the site will have a […]
Species at Risk Workshop Facilitation Date: 2010 EcoPlan facilitated a workshop for members of the Canadian Electricity Association, the Canadian Hydropower Association, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Environment Canada to explore the permitting implications of the Species At Risk Act (SARA). The overall objective was to identify regulatory mechanisms that would enable effective […]
Southern Gulf Islands Community Tourism Strategy Date: 2007-2008 EcoPlan completed a comprehensive community tourism study for the Southern Gulf Islands, a network of six islands off the coast of Vancouver that is a major regional tourist destination. The study helped quantify the indirect and direct economic impacts of tourism using a stakeholder-driven structured decision-making process. Through […]
South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy- Update Date: 2015-2016 EcoPlan (working with the Arlington Group), was retained to conduct a review to determine whether a “minor” or “major” update of the South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) was required for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS). The RGS applies to the southern portion of the Okanagan Valley […]
South Cariboo Official Community Plan Date: 2015-? EcoPlan was retained to support the Arlington Group in an update of the South Cariboo Area OCP. The OCP Update includes multi-faceted public consultation throughout the process, including a project Advisory Committee and local First Nations engagement. Other areas addressed in the OCP update include a review of ALR […]
Solid Waste Management Planning (Philippines) Date: 1996=1997 Working with CIDA, the Canadian Urban Institute and the Philippines National Government, EcoPlan developed a multi-stakeholder approach to solid waste management. Our team examined all aspects of an integrated solid waste management strategy using an approach that has since been widely adopted and implemented around the world.
Skyland Country Club; Crested Butte, CO Date: 1991 The study established a basis for legal proceeding and expert witness testimony. Market and economic factors provided the rationale for a land residual value analysis to determine the value for the development.
SilverCreek Resort; Colorado Date: 1989 This study was used as the foundation for legal proceedings and expert testimony. It determined the value of land for compensation purposes. The research also helped to define future development and marketing strategy for the site.
Shaping Active, Healthy Communities – Community Leaders Guide Date: 2010 EcoPlan worked with the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) to develop a workshop guide to support HSF’s Shaping Active, Healthy Communities Toolkit, a resource guide for individuals and organizations interested in making their communities healthier places to live. As a companion document, the workshop guide helps HSF’s volunteer […]
Shadow Roc Development; Tucson, Arizona Date: 1991 Environmental factors greatly impacted valuation of this land parcel in Tucson, slated to be developed as a residential and golf resort project.
Shadow Ridge Project; Omaha, Nebraska Date: 1991 This study determined golf course and residential potential for the growing Omaha suburbs.
SFU Local Economic Development Course Date: 2007
Selecting a New Model for Economic Services Delivery Date: 2016 The Village of Cumberland recently withdrew from their regional economic development service and is now moving forward with developing a new model of service delivery. EcoPlan worked with Cumberland to assist them in exploring their options and in determining what economic development service model best meets […]
SEAS Program Evaluation Date: 2017+ EPI is currently working with TNC Canada and several Coastal First Nations (Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais and Nuxalk) to evaluate the impact of a youth program known as the SEAS program – Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards. This program operates in several communities and is specifically tailored to meet each community’s priorities, needs and […]
Seaport Centre Social Impact Evaluation Date: 1995 EcoPlan conducted an evaluation of the proposed Seaport Centre Development in Vancouver for the Centre for Human Settlements. Using a multiple objective approach, EcoPlan provided a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the controversial Seaport Centre project. The study required extensive interviews, participatory observation, secondary data collection, socio-economic modeling and […]
Residential Marketing Analysis for Maroon Creek Club; Aspen, Colorado Date: 1996 This study was developed for legal proceedings and expert testimony. It established an evaluation framework and analyzed the marketing efforts for this high-end resort project.
Regional Planning Toolkit for Treaty First Nations & Local Governments Date: 2012 In 2012, EcoPlan helped support two new Treaty First Nations of the Maa-nulth Treaty — Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government — join the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) on Vancouver Island’s west coast. An undertaking with no precedents, EcoPlan worked with the parties through […]
Regional Ecotourism Planning in the Proposed Choco-Andean Biodiversity Corridor Date: 2000 EcoPlan conducted a comprehensive ecotourism planning and feasibility study in the Choco-Andean Corridor of northwestern Ecuador. Using a participatory, community-based planning approach, the study included an analysis of regulatory frameworks, ecological concerns, archeological sites, infrastructure, community capacity, and regional land use factors.
Regional Economic Partnership Initiative Date: 2016+ EcoPlan is currently working with the SLRD, District of Lillooet, SLRD Area A and B, and the six Northern St’at’imc communities on the development of a regional economic collaboration model. This project will bring together the stakeholder governments at the leadership level to find ways to align their work on […]
Regional District of Nanaimo – Nodal Development Guidebook Date: 2005 EcoPlan helped Smart Growth BC to research, write and produce a guidebook for the Regional District of Nanaimo on nodal development and its role within the District’s Regional Growth Strategy. The document included design guidelines and a section on best practices. The guidebook was the first […]
Regional District of Central Okanagan Priority Projects Date: 2016-2017 The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s (RDCO) RGS Priority Projects Plan is a Five-year Action Plan that outlines priority initiatives for the RDCO to implement based on commitments defined in the RDCO’s Regional Growth. The RDCO engaged EcoPlan International (EPI) to work with RDCO staff and the […]
SFU Local Economic Development Course Date: 2007
Red Eagle Project; Red River, New Mexico Date: 1995 This study analyzed feasibility and economic potentials that contribute to a small year round resort community.
Public Golf Course; Pullman, Washington Date: 1991 This study showed a comparative site evaluation of several donated land parcels. We made public presentations and discussed the social and financial implications of golf course development. The impacts of seasonal population of this university-town had significant implications on the study results.
Public Golf Course; Port Lavaca, Texas Date: 1990 This study primarily analyzed golf course recreation opportunities for local residents, a golf course’s ability to help capture regional growth, and its contribution to the city’s fledgling tourism industry.
Public Golf Course; Nez Pierce County, Idaho Date: 1990 This analysis determined the viability of developing a public golf course on donated land, and established responsible development expectations based in the reality of the marketplace.
Public Golf Course; Maple Ridge, Utah Date: 1991 This analysis focused on outdoor recreation opportunities and potential gains in real estate value.
Public Golf Course; Chisholm, Minnesota Date: 1990 This analysis examined the feasibility of using a golf course to rehabilitate an abandoned mine site. This was part of an overall regional tourism strategy.
Public Golf Course; Hurricane, Utah Date: 1990 Economic development opportunities were central to capturing more of the explosive tourism growth in the southwest portion of Utah and distribute tourism growth while capitalizing on tourism interest in Zion National Park.
Public Art and Design in Large Municipal Infrastructure Date: 2015 With new infrastructure facilities in development and others in the planning stages, Metro Vancouver was looking to explore the opportunities and values of a more formalized approach to incorporating public art and achieving higher architectural and urban design standards in its infrastructure projects. EcoPlan provided Metro […]
Public Art and Design in Small Municipal Infrastructure Date: 2015-2016 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to provide information regarding best practices for integrating public art into new facility development and upgrades, including both small- and mid-sized infrastructure, and the policies supporting its procurement and integration. Through interviews with with public art staff, consultants, and regional […]
Proposal and Grant Writing Support Date: 2000-present EcoPlan has helped a large number of different organizations, First Nations, and foundations with writing proposals and grants. Where appropriate, we focus on capacity building so that internal staff can gain the skills required to write proposals themselves over time. The groups with which we’ve worked have had high […]
Powell River Regional District Zoning Materials Date: Following the 2013 adoption of the Official Community Plan (OCP) for Electoral Area C, the Powell River Regional District (PRRD) contracted EcoPlan to support a community engagement process to gauge community interest in developing a “companion land use bylaw” to help support the implementation of the OCP. EcoPlan […]
Powell River Regional District/Tla’amin First Nation Regional Land Use Harmonization Date: 2008 EcoPlan worked with the Tla’amin First Nation and the Powell River Regional District (PRRD) to identify opportunities for coordinating land use planning between the two governments, for potential Treaty Settlement Lands Tla’amin had identified as part of their treaty negotiations. The project resulted […]
Powell River Regional District Workshop Date: 2010 EcoPlan facilitated a regional planning workshop that brought together representatives of the Powell River Regional District, the City of Powell River, and the Tla’amin First Nation to discuss a Regional Growth and Development Analysis Report prepared by Van Struth Consulting Group. The workshop commenced with a discussion of […]
Powley Date: 2005-2016 EPI worked with the Metis Settlements of Alberta for over 10 years to gather evidence for their efforts to assert Aboriginal Rights and meet the tests established by this landmark 2003 Supreme Court Decision. The work conducted resulted in an agreement between the Province of Alberta and the Metis Settlements.
Post-Crisis Local Economic Recovery Learn & Practice Package Date: 2008 EcoPlan contributed to the development of a Local Economic Recovery Learn and Practice Package,a manual series for practitioners containing guidance, operational tools, and self‐assessment instruments for Local Economic Recovery (LER) field practice. To be globally disseminated by the International Labour Organization, the package is comprised of […]
Politics, Strategies, and Structural Projects Workshop (Mexico) Date: 2009 EcoPlan facilitated a workshop on politics, strategies and structural projects to facilitate brainstorming and innovation regarding the future of urban areas in northern Mexico. This workshop, which was attended by members of the municipalities of Tijuana, Tecate, and Playas de Rosarito, aimed to generate a participatory […]
Planning Healthy Communities Fact Sheets Date: 2012 After reviewing nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and 16 reports from respected Canadian agencies published between 2007 and 2011, EcoPlan developed a series of fact sheets highlighting findings from the Canadian context relating community design and health. Covering such themes as active transportation, children & youth, and equity, the […]