Outdoor Recreation Planner Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Arlington, Virginia
Dams have shaped complex social-ecological systems across vast territories of the United States. There are over 100,000 dams in the USA. Each dam has a distinct set of trade-offs, design considerations, and stakeholders. This presentation will explore the role of landscape architects in the design and management of dammed landscapes.
Identify opportunities for landscape architects to participate in dam-related projects including facilitation, holistic evaluation, and balancing of complex trade-offs, development of design alternatives, and visualizations.
Understand the larger context of dams in the USA, specifically their place in history, regional differences, and trade-offs between recreation, sense of place, hydropower, fish passage, cultural heritage, and aesthetics.
Discover proven stakeholder engagement strategizes to facilitate complex discussions about dams.
Highlight the thorough and multi-step processes that the Federal Energy Regulation Commission uses to involve stakeholders, collect feedback, and opportunities for input in the process .