Offering Education Workshops, Public Speaking Engagements, Board Retreats, and Strategic Planning
Grey Rocks Site Design Implementation
In 2016, Resilience Planning and Design completed a design for the Newfound Lake Region Association’s 2-acre property in Hebron, NH. The design included a plan for the future NLRA headquarters and featured low-impact development techniques, new walking paths, shoreland gardens, picnic areas, and a site for a future building. In 2018, NLRA hired RP&D to help coordinate the first phase of implementation on the property, which included working with NLRA staff to coordinate volunteers to sheet mulch and plant new perennial garden beds. RP&D provided technical advice on garden installation details, facilitated the volunteer work days, and created supporting outreach and educational materials.
Board Retreat Facilitation
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire’s Forests
While assisting the Forest Society with a site level planning project for the Rocks Estate, they retained our services to facilitate their annual Board Retreat in 2018. The two-day retreat and resulting report were very well received by all those involved and we were retained again for 2019 to facilitate a similar retreat experience for the Board and executive officers.
State, Regional, National, International
Public Speaking Engagements
RP&D staff are frequently asked to be speakers at a variety of events. This has included presentations for regional, statewide, and national events, including the American Planning Association annual conference, the Natural Capital Symposium, the New England Outdoor Living and Garden Show, and the Grey to Green Conference.
Moose Mountains Regional Greenways
After working with the Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) on the creation of a regional strategic conservation plan, they hired us to facilitate strategic planning for the Board of Directors. These interactive sessions included a review and exploration of the organization’s vision and mission, and the drafting of an organizational strategic plan.
Facilitating Clearer Municipal Land Use Planning Processes
Hebron & Bristol, NH
In 2018, Resilience Planning & Design partnered with Newfound Lake Region Association to provide land use planning assistance to municipalities within the Newfound Lake Watershed. Water quality and watershed health are directly related to the impact of nearby land use activities. RP&D has worked with Newfound Lake watershed communities in the past to strengthen land use regulations so that water quality and other natural resources are protected and preserved. For this initiative, RP&D worked with the Town of Bristol and the Town of Hebron to design an educational resource in the form of a Land Use Checklist aimed at helping town boards, staff, and the general public navigate the oftentimes confusing land use planning and permitting process. A one-page, interactive document was created to help potential applicants determine what approvals and regulations applied to their particular project.
“Steve’s passion for Permaculture really made an impact on our students and teachers, and will benefit our school for years to come”
Leslie Stevens, School Board Chair, Portsmouth NH