Damascus Property Owner Outreach

CLIENT:

City of Damascus

OVERVIEW:

Winterbrook was hired by the City to meet with interested property owners to discuss updates to the City’s natural features inventory and options for a limited protection program. The goal of the project was to reflect the local values and aspirations of the community while remaining compliant with state and regional planning requirements.  Winterbrook conducted a large number of site visits to document changes since the original inventory and discuss options for resource conservation.

In 2006-2007, Winterbrook conducted a comprehensive inventory of Goal 5 resources and Goal 7 hazards covering 10,000 acres within the new City of Damascus. The Goal 5 inventory included an local wetland inventory, riparian and habitat assessments, groundwater and state scenic waterway documentation. Goal 7 hazards included geologic and seismic hazards, wildfire, windthrow, and flood hazards. Winterbrook facilitated the public outreach process, including a series of public workshops and advisory committee meetings.