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Community Forest Master Plan Facilitation

Community Forest Master Plan Facilitation

Client: City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Case Study: Peak is facilitating the meetings of the Steering Committee in developing the Chuckanut Community Forest Master Plan addressing priorities and strategies for public use and protection of the forest, trails, and open space. Peak helped to develop a community survey to assess current and future uses…

Farm Fish and Floods Initiative (3FI)

Farm Fish and Floods Initiative (3FI)

Client: 3FI (The Nature Conservancy, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife) Case Study: Peak provided facilitation services for seven years to the Farms Fish and Flood Initiative (3FI)—a multi-interest group pioneering mutually-beneficial approaches to saving farmland, restoring salmon runs, and reducing flood risk. Impact: A key outcome was the development of the Skagit Delta Hydrodynamic…

Flood Risk Reduction on the Nooksack River

Flood Risk Reduction on the Nooksack River

Client: Nooksack Tribe Case Study: Peak facilitated a multi-year collaborative process involving over 80 stakeholders and seven teams to prioritize and implement system‐wide improvements to the levee system on the Nooksack River. The System Wide Improvement Framework (SWIF) We completed a key component—the Nooksack River Levee Vegetation Management Plan. Value/Benefit: Managing vegetation along levees is…

Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail Stakeholder Meetings

Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail Stakeholder Meetings

Client: Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) Case Study: Peak partnered with PDSA Consulting to develop a comprehensive management plan for the Pacific Northwest Trail and conducted ten public meetings in a three-state area along the proposed trail. Impact: This ambitious project on the scale of the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail is bringing…

Whatcom County Climate Impact Report

Whatcom County Climate Impact Report

Client: Whatcom County Case Study: Peak staff edited and formatted the Climate Impact Advisory Group’s Final Report for County Council review in 2021. The Climate Impact Advisory Group worked for over two years developing recommendations for Council to consider in order to activate and accelerate the county’s action regarding climate change and its impacts. Impact:…

Lake Padden Water Quality Study

Lake Padden Water Quality Study

Client: People for Lake Padden Case Study: David Roberts, owner of Peak, served as science advisor to P4LP – a citizen group studying water quality in Lake Padden near Bellingham. Study focused on nutrients, algae and fecal coliform in the lake and feeder streams as well as watershed factors contributing to the lake’s current condition….

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