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Schwartzwalder Visioning

Golden, CO

The Great Ecology team developed a conceptual ecological restoration strategy for over 500 acres of land surrounding the former Schwartzwalder Mine, once the largest uranium mine in the United States. This strategy focuses on ecological vitality, and beauty and richness, while encouraging adaptive and low impact development. Great Ecology developed renderings that included planned features such as restored wetlands and a natural surface walking path alongside Ralston Creek. Previous redevelopment plans envisioned by Great Ecology for the site included a potential luxury residence and ranch with habitat restoration plans identified throughout the site.

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