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Fort Totten Master Plan

Restoring a historical site in New York City

restoration ecology project

Project Details

Great Ecology joined the team of renowned landscape architecture firm Nancy Owens Studio in the master planning and design of a new 50-acre park in the historic Fort Totten at the confluence of the East River and Long Island Sound in New York City. The proposed designs for the former military fort focused on enhancing the visitor experience by integrating ecological restoration and public access into the landscape of historic buildings and fortifications. Great Ecology assisted in the development of restoration plans, stormwater management solutions, planting palettes and environmental education plans. The use of indigenous plants and an innovative bioswale wetland earned the project a place in the Sustainable Sites Initiative pilot program. The design was also featured on the cover of the American Society of Landscape Architecture’s November 2010 magazine and was presented by the project team at the 2011 ASLA Symposium in San Diego.


Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,


City of New York Parks & Recreation




Queens, New York


50 Acres

Landscape Architect

Nancy Owens Studio