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Peak has a long history of hundreds of diverse projects in sustainability, climate change, community engagement, facilitation, and technical services. See them all or click on a category for more specifics.

Community Based Social Marketing Streamside Vegetation Restoration

Community Based Social Marketing Streamside Vegetation Restoration

Client: Skagit Conservation District Problem: Current streamside vegetation restoration in Skagit County is not achieving adequate shading of streams, reduction in stream temperatures, and associated increases in salmon survivability. Several streams in the Skagit Watershed are reaching temperatures in the summer months that are detrimental and potentially lethal to juvenile salmon. While there are several…

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 and project development 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…

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. We worked to prioritize and implement system‐wide improvements to the levee system on the Nooksack River. With the System Wide Improvement Framework (SWIF), we completed a key component—the Nooksack River Levee Vegetation Management Plan. Value/Benefit: Managing vegetation…

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:…

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