Age Floods State-wide Interpretive Master Plan
Client: Washington State Parks and Recreation
Commission, Olympia, WA
Site: The Ice Age Floods, a series of cataclysmic
floods that occurred more than 12,000 years ago, resulted in
a dramatic and unique landscape for Washington State. Numerous
State Parks, along the flood route and region, show significant
geological features offering exceptional opportunities to an
overlooked and misunderstood story. With greater public interest
in this story in the Pacific Northwest, Washington State Parks
play a key role in helping to tell the story.
Issue: The Washington State Parks and Recreation
Commission (WSPRC) has identified unveiling the mystery of the
Ice Age Floods as a component of its Centennial 2013 Plan, an
initiative to prepare the park system for its 100th birthday
and a second century of service to citizens.
Solution: WSPRC wanted to develop a comprehensive
state-wide Ice Age Floods Interpretive Plan that addressed a
range of opportunities from specific State Park interpretive
elements to state-wide materials.
Role: As Associate Interpretive Planner, Cascade
Interpretive including public meetings and background research.
CIC also helped to identify the conceptual network, interpretive
strategies and design concepts in addition to editing and reviewing
draft and final plans.
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