Winterbrook worked closely with retired Planning Director Harold Black to prepare amendments to the Natural Hazard chapter of the Wallowa County Comprehensive Plan, and a new Wildfire Hazard Overlay Zone applied to mapped “communities at risk” and “wildland urban interface areas”.
Public Outreach & Coordination
Effective public outreach and coordination with governmental agencies is critical to the success of any planning or development project. Over the years we have honed our skills in organizing effective public meetings, soliciting meaningful public and agency input, facilitating the work of advisory committees, and providing useful and understandable products. We believe in an inclusive planning process.
“I have felt listened to and cannot express how grateful [we] are that you are doing this work in Crook County.” Kim Kambak, Citizen
Winterbrook is leading the Seaside School District’s application to amend the Seaside UGB to accommodate a new K-12 campus above the tsunami inundation zone.
Winterbrook conducted a comprehensive Goal 5 natural and scenic resource inventory, and prepared the ESEE Analysis and Natural Features Conservation Plan. The project involved extensive outreach and coordination with citizens, and local, state and federal agencies.
As part of a 7,000 acre comprehensive resources evaluation, Winterbrook coordinated with tribal representatives and city, county, Columbia River Gorge Commission and DLCD staff regarding inventory methods and review methods.
For this award-winning project, Winterbrook led the land use and sensitive areas review process and facilitated a series of neighborhood and community meetings. Public engagement proved to be a key to project success.
Winterbrook conducted extensive outreach with property owners to document inventory changes and review options for resource conservation. In 2007, Winterbrook completed an inventory of Goal 5 resources and Goal 7 hazards covering 10,000 acres.