Yukusam Cultural Ecotourism Feasibility Analysis

Yukusam Cultural Ecotourism Feasibility Analysis Date: 2005 EcoPlan assessed the feasibility of a multi-phase eco-tourism and cultural education project for Yukusam (Hanson Island) near Alert Bay off the northeast end of Vancouver Island. The study tested the financial viability and sustainability of a cultural interpretative facility and trail network to be developed by the N’amgis […]

Yukon River Salmon Cooperative Business Development

Yukon River Salmon Cooperative Business Development Date: 2000-2005 Dawson City, Yukon is home to Canada’s northernmost commercial salmon fishery. Beginning in 2000, EcoPlan worked with the Yukon River Commercial Fishing Association to develop a co-operative salmon processing plant that could provide a viable market for the fish and create a high-end export product for both […]

Xwisten Highest and Best Use Study

Xwisten Highest and Best Use Study Date: 2017 EcoPlan worked with Lillooet Salish Enterprises to conduct a Highest and Best Use (HBU) study for three properties that they own in Lillooet BC, including two commercial and one multi-purpose industrial site. The study included an economic base analysis of the Lillooet area, site analysis for each of the […]

Waterville Valley Residential/Golf Project; New Hampshire

Waterville Valley Residential/Golf Project; New Hampshire Date: 1991 The highest and best use was established and value determined for this proposed golf course. Regional dynamics and tourism trends greatly influenced this analysis.

Tri-Nations Environmental Initiative – Feasibility Study and Business Model

Tri-Nations Environmental Initiative – Feasibility Study and Business Model Date: 2016 EcoPlan worked with the Tri-Nations of Kitselas, Haisla and Kitsumkalum to identify the economic opportunities available to the Tri-Nations in land reclamation, restoration, and environmental monitoring, as well as the human resource skills and assets of Tri-Nation citizens required to take advantage of those opportunities […]

Treaty 7 Protected Areas Sustainable Tourism Situation Assessment

Treaty 7 Protected Areas Sustainable Tourism Situation Assessment Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan identified sustainable and pro-poor economic opportunities within the region’s tourism sector. Beginning with a site analysis of the Nation’s Timber Limit Reserve, opportunities for forest-based nature tourism were identified and assessed according to their potential impacts on the livelihoods of local community stakeholders. With the […]

Tourism Economic Opportunity and Investment Strategy Analysis

Tourism Economic Opportunity and Investment Strategy Analysis Date: 2004 EcoPlan conducted a community-based participatory analysis of economic development potentials and impacts on traditional and cultural integrity for eight indigenous communities in Northern Alberta. The project included an analysis of tourism development opportunities, forestry, oil, and gas development.

The Business Case for the Coastal Guardian Watchmen (Program Evaluation)

The Business Case for the Coastal Guardian Watchmen (Program Evaluation) Date: 2016 For many years, the Coastal First Nations have been working to establish and grow on-the-land environmental stewardship programs known as Guardian Watchmen programs. These programs generate a wide range of tangible benefits for the Coastal First Nations, as they provide them with a physical […]

Technological, Economic and Ecological Overview of Closed Containment Aquaculture Technologies

Technological, Economic and Ecological Overview of Closed Containment Aquaculture Technologies Date: 2008 EcoPlan provided background research into existing and emerging closed containment aquaculture technologies in order to inform an assessment of the feasibility of these as alternatives to existing net pen technologies. This included an overview of the market as well as development stage technologies, a […]

Strategic Development Plan for Tourism in Arxan, Inner Mongolia

Strategic Development Plan for Tourism in Arxan, Inner Mongolia Date: 2016 In 2016, EcoPlan worked with the ERTC Consulting Company to develop a year-round tourism plan for Arxan, Inner Mongolia. The project looked to encourage sustainable, nature based tourism that would improve the quality of life of those who lived in the region and advance the […]

Skyland Country Club; Crested Butte, CO

Skyland Country Club; Crested Butte, CO Date: 1991 The study established a basis for legal proceeding and expert witness testimony. Market and economic factors provided the rationale for a land residual value analysis to determine the value for the development.  

Silver Creek Resort; Colorado

SilverCreek Resort; Colorado Date: 1989 This study was used as the foundation for legal proceedings and expert testimony. It determined the value of land for compensation purposes. The research also helped to define future development and marketing strategy for the site.  

Shadow Roc Development; Tucson, Arizona

Shadow Roc Development; Tucson, Arizona Date: 1991 Environmental factors greatly impacted valuation of this land parcel in Tucson, slated to be developed as a residential and golf resort project.  

Seaport Centre Social Impact Evaluation

Seaport Centre Social Impact Evaluation Date: 1995 EcoPlan conducted an evaluation of the proposed Seaport Centre Development in Vancouver for the Centre for Human Settlements.  Using a multiple objective approach, EcoPlan provided a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the controversial Seaport Centre project.  The study required extensive interviews, participatory observation, secondary data collection, socio-economic modeling and […]

Red Eagle Project; Red River, New Mexico

Red Eagle Project; Red River, New Mexico Date: 1995 This study analyzed feasibility and economic potentials that contribute to a small year round resort community.

Public Golf Course; Pullman, Washington

Public Golf Course; Pullman, Washington Date: 1991 This study showed a comparative site evaluation of several donated land parcels. We made public presentations and discussed the social and financial implications of golf course development. The impacts of seasonal population of this university-town had significant implications on the study results.

Public Golf Course; Port Lavaca, Texas

Public Golf Course; Port Lavaca, Texas Date: 1990 This study primarily analyzed golf course recreation opportunities for local residents, a golf course’s ability to help capture regional growth, and its contribution to the city’s fledgling tourism industry.

Public Golf Course; Nez Pierce County, Idaho

Public Golf Course; Nez Pierce County, Idaho Date: 1990 This analysis determined the viability of developing a public golf course on donated land, and established responsible development expectations based in the reality of the marketplace.

Public Golf Course; Maple Ridge, Utah

Public Golf Course; Maple Ridge, Utah Date: 1991 This analysis focused on outdoor recreation opportunities and potential gains in real estate value.

Public Golf Course; Chisholm, Minnesota

Public Golf Course; Chisholm, Minnesota Date: 1990 This analysis examined the feasibility of using a golf course to rehabilitate an abandoned mine site. This was part of an overall regional tourism strategy.

Public Golf Course; Hurricane, Utah

Public Golf Course; Hurricane, Utah Date: 1990 Economic development opportunities were central to capturing more of the explosive tourism growth in the southwest portion of Utah and distribute tourism growth while capitalizing on tourism interest in Zion National Park.

Municipal Taxation Survey for the Vancouver Board of Trade

Municipal Taxation Survey for the Vancouver Board of Trade Date: 2005 EcoPlan assisted with a project for the Vancouver Board of Trade to carry out a comparative analysis of municipal revenue bases in North American Cities. With an eye to potential municipal finance reform in Canadian municipalities, the study analyzed the municipal revenue base in […]

Business Case for Coastal Guardian Watchmen Programs

Business Case for Coastal Guardian Watchmen Programs Client: Coastal Stewardship Network, TNC Canada Date: 2016 For many years, the Coastal First Nations have been working to establish and grow on-the-land environmental stewardship programs known as Guardian Watchmen programs. These programs generate a wide range of tangible benefits for the Coastal First Nations, as they provide […]

Inuit Sustainable Livelihood: The Professional Hunter

Inuit Sustainable Livelihood: The Professional Hunter Client: Ilisaqsivik Society Date: 2017 For many years there have been efforts in Nunavut to develop ‘hunter support programs’. These programs have taken various approaches to provide resources (equipment, fuel, supplies, etc.) to hunters in order to support their activities and recognize their role in ensuring communities have access to […]

Land Valuation for Deep Creek Mesa; Telluride, Colorado

Land Valuation for Deep Creek Mesa; Telluride, Colorado Date: 1992 This assignment was land residual value analysis based on market and financial study of a proposed residential, golf and resort project. The output yielded the market value for this four season residential and golf resort project.

Kwik’wastutinuxw Haxwamis First Nation Ecotourism Business Plan

Kwik’wastutinuxw Haxwamis First Nation Ecotourism Business Plan Date: 2012-2013 In 2009, EcoPlan helped KHFN complete an economic development strategy that identified and then focused on ecotourism opportunities. At that time, significant research was conducted into the types of opportunities, the associated costs, timelines for implementation and potential partnerships. In 2013, EcoPlan was again hired by […]

Kootenay ENP Eastshore Food Hub

Kootenay ENP Eastshore Food Hub Date: 2012 EcoPlan was hired by the Kootenay Community Connections to conduct a professional review of the feasibility of a ‘food hub’ including a commercial greenhouse, commercial kitchen, and co-operatively owned businesses.

Kalyna Country Tourism Strategy

Kalyna Country Tourism Strategy Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan was engaged to identify and assess tourism opportunities in the rural Kalyna Country region of Alberta. The project began with an inventory of existing tourism resources, current market trends, and existing strengths and weaknesses. A multi‐stakeholder decision process was used to determine priorities and objectives for tourism development. […]

Kainai Nation Tourism & Economic Opportunities Assessment

Kainai Nation Tourism & Economic Opportunities Assessment Date: 2007 EcoPlan identified economic opportunities and established a long-term sustainable tourism strategy for the Kainai Nation, the largest (geographically) reserve in Canada. Through a structured decision analysis process with key stakeholders and a comprehensive situation assessment process, a 15-year tourism development plan was developed. Prioritized tourism development […]

Kainai Nation Arts & Crafts Tourism Business Plannin

Kainai Nation Arts & Crafts Tourism Business Plannin Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan helped create a business plan to establish an Aboriginal arts & crafts enterprise that links one of Canada’s largest aboriginal communities to the region’s growing tourism sector, specifically within Waterton Lakes National Park. This project began by building a unique brand for the community […]

Golf Project Feasibility; Oregon Coast

Golf Project Feasibility; Oregon Coast Date: 1995 EPI conducted a comprehensive feasibility analysis for a proposed high-end golf project on the Oregon Coast. In the spirit of Bandon Dunes, EPI’s analysis looked at multiple golf options from a private course to a multi-course daily fee.

Fishing Lake Tourism Study

Fishing Lake Tourism Study Date: 1999 Supporting Fishing Lake’s tourism strategy, this analysis examined market and financial feasibility as well as developed site plans for the Reil Beach.

Ecotourism Environmental Evaluation, Venezuela

Ecotourism Environmental Evaluation, Venezuela Date: 1998-1999 EcoPlan conducted an ecotourism development evaluation in Venezuela for DEG – Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany’s finance and consultancy institution for private sector development in the developing countries of the South. EcoPlan conducted a comprehensive due diligence evaluation of ecotourism including environmental, cultural, management, marketing, training and social […]

Ecotourism Environmental and Social Gap-Analysis

Ecotourism Environmental and Social Gap-Analysis Date: 2012 EcoPlan conducted an environmental and social gap-analysis for the purpose of financing the expansion of sustainable tourism operations of Rain Forest Adventures. A range of methods was employed including desk analysis, field investigations of operations in Jamaica and Costa Rica and research to determine overall corporate responsibility and […]

Driftpile RV Park Business Plan and Design

Driftpile RV Park Business Plan and Design Date: 2010 As a result of the previous Tourism Opportunity Assessment, EcoPlan developed a business plan and design for a 511-site RV park to be developed on the shores of Lesser Slave Lake, on the land of the Driftpile First Nation. Progressive environmental design features and a significant […]

Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Costing

Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Costing Date: 2011 One of the priority tourism opportunities identified in an earlier assessment carried out by EcoPlan was a culture park and learning centre. EcoPlan was retained by Driftpile First Nation to develop a concept plan, preliminary design and site program for this facility on band-owned land adjoining their […]

Driftpile First Nation Culture Park

Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Date: 2012 Building off of an earlier culture park concept design project, EcoPlan supported Driftpile First Nation to develop detailed cost estimates for its construction.  This included researching regionally specific materials and construction costs for the park’s various elements, and phasing the costs according to the construction schedule.  Driftpile is […]

City of Powell River Arts, Culture & Creative Sector Initiative

City of Powell River Arts, Culture & Creative Sector Initiative Date: 2011-2013 EcoPlan staff worked with the City of Powell River, Tourism Powell River and other stakeholders throughout the region to identify assets and opportunities for economic development opportunities in the arts/ culture sectors. Local arts and culture individuals, businesses and organizations were inventoried using […]

Centre for Sustainable Living Project Feasibility and Business Plan

Centre for Sustainable Living Project Feasibility and Business Plan Date: 2005-2006 EcoPlan developed and conducted a site selection, performed a feasibility assessment and prepared a comprehensive project proposal for a sustainability education centre in Langley. The proposed Centre for Sustainable Living will include demonstration gardens, a model sustainable farm, interpretative trails, an outdoor classroom and […]

Canim Lake Trail Network Tourism Opportunity Study

Canim Lake Trail Network Tourism Opportunity Study Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan was engaged to identify and assess community tourism opportunities for the Canim Lake Indian Band around their vast network of trails and trap lines. The assessment began with the development of a comprehensive situation assessment/tourism capital analysis for the Band’s traditional territory with supporting maps […]

Metro Fermentation

Metro Fermentation Date: 2015 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to conduct stakeholder engagement, present and gather feedback on a proposed Fermentation Bylaw.

Korea Strategic Planning Training

Korea Strategic Planning Training Date: 2012 EcoPlan supported the development of tools and the delivery of a seven day training on eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure.

Strategy Analysis, Valley Ridge Golf Course and Event Center; Calgary, Albert

Strategy Analysis, Valley Ridge Golf Course and Event Center; Calgary, Albert Date: 1997-1998 EPI conducted an extensive analysis of all aspects of Valley Ridge in Calgary. Conducted for property developers, the comprehensive analysis examined possible exit strategy options vs. profitability as a long term investment. EPI was then contracted to assisted with implementation of study […]

Living Coast Lodge Economic Feasibility Study

Living Coast Lodge Economic Feasibility Study Date: 2000 EcoPlan provided the Business Development Bank of Canada with a market and financial feasibility analysis and management review for a world-class ecotourism lodge to be developed by the Balaklava Development Corporation (BDC) on Balaklava Island, northwest of Port Hardy, BC. The detailed analysis included a comprehensive market […]

Ucluelet Outdoor Recreation and Sport Tourism Study

Ucluelet Outdoor Recreation and Sport Tourism Study Date: 2007 With the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce, EcoPlan designed a framework for re-evaluating and prioritizing recreation and tourism objectives and developed a strategic list of tourism opportunities for the area. Using a set of indicators that were linked to objectives, a decision analysis framework was created to […]

Tourism Business Evaluation of Rainforest Tram LTD.

Tourism Business Evaluation: Environmental and Social Investment Analysis of Rainforest Tram LTD. As part of DEG’s environmental and social due diligence process RFT retained EPI to conduct a social and environmental gap analysis of RFT’s current tourism operations. Research and field analysis was conducted in Jamaica and Costa Rica. A propietarty evaluation framework compatible with [...]