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Stapleton Water-Resilient Park Design


Project Details

Great Ecology has been part of several projects in the Stapleton planned community. These projects have included park and open space planting plan support; biological surveys; and remediation of a 27-acre pond site. Great Ecology also developed and executed an adaptive management plan for a 60-acre non-irrigated, stormwater detention basin. Great Ecology developed vegetation, soil erosion, and wildlife monitoring protocols and conducted monthly site visits to provide management recommendations for the newly constructed open space and detention basin.

Great Ecology used soil testing to inform planting plan development and management recommendations. The revegetation efforts have primarily been no- to low-irrigation plantings of a mix of cool and warm season grasses and forbs, which provides aesthetic appeal. Great Ecology’s monitoring of the revegetation projects included monitoring for prairie dog and state-listed noxious weed encroachment and recommendations for management and removal of these species. The Stapleton North open spaces project, developed by Civitas with ecological support from Great Ecology, was awarded the 2017 ASLA-Colorado merit award for Water-Resilient Park Design.

Services

Biological Assessment, Brownfields and NRD, Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, Landscape Architecture,