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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…

Building Resilience through Comprehensive Planning

Building Resilience through Comprehensive Planning

Client: Whatcom County Case Study: While at Western Washington University (Western), Sarah Parker served as project manager for a WA Department of Commerce-funded project facilitated through a partnership between Western and Whatcom County. During the project, Sarah coordinated the efforts of Western students and faculty as they developed climate measure recommendations for small cities in…

Jackson Road Bridge Replacement Public Engagement

Jackson Road Bridge Replacement Public Engagement

Case Study: The Peak team developed a public participation plan, in conjunction with County staff from Public Works and Planning and Development Services, to provide the public with an opportunity to discuss the bridge replacement project, identify needs and constraints, and develop preliminary concepts for the crossing. Our process also provided an opportunity for the…

School District Sustainability Task Force Facilitation

School District Sustainability Task Force Facilitation

Client: Bellingham Public Schools Case Study: In affiliation with Peak, Rachel Myers is currently facilitating a 30-member Sustainability Task Force for Bellingham’s only school district. As the facilitator, Rachel is partnering with the Sustainability Manager and other district staff to ensure an inclusive and creative process resulting in recommendations for a vision and mission on…

Surface and Stormwater Comprehensive Plan Update

Surface and Stormwater Comprehensive Plan Update

Client: City of Bellingham, HDR Case Study: Peak worked closely with HDR and City of Bellingham staff to develop and carry out a community engagement process in support of the City of Bellingham Surface and Stormwater Comprehensive Plan Update. Under the direction of City staff, our public outreach work included creating a page on the…

Sustainable Lands Strategy Facilitation

Sustainable Lands Strategy Facilitation

Client: Snohomish County, Sustainable Lands Strategy Case Study: The Snohomish County Sustainable Lands Strategy (SLS), established in 2010, is addressing the conflict between the dual mandates of preserving farmland and protecting fish throughout Snohomish County. The SLS process sets the table to develop understanding, relationships, and strategies that create and achieve a shared vision and…

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