Interpretation and Aesthetics Services
ECORP’s Interpretation and Aesthetics Services convert complex environmental permitting data into educational tools and exhibits designed to educate the public about sensitive cultural, biological, and paleontological resources in their communities. Although agencies can voluntarily create these sources, they are often required for permitting purposes. This is especially true when tax dollars partially or entirely fund these projects.
Our interdisciplinary, in-house teams work closely with private and public agencies to ensure that the public has access to informational resources about the environmental resources at a project site as well as the efforts being made toward their continued preservation. This allows project proponents to more easily meet permitting requirements and comply with environmental regulations before, during, and after construction and new land-use operations.
Public Interpretation and Education Services
Protecting sensitive cultural and biological resources requires educating the public about their existence and the efforts being made to protect them. Interpretation of environmental resource data for public benefit takes many forms, including the creation of public displays, trailhead signage, and native habitat interpretation centers.
Public Displays and Trailhead Signage
Cultural resources management often requires transforming collected data into a format understandable by the general public. ECORP’s team of professionals facilitates public education and interpretation of cultural resources by designing and creating public displays and trailhead signage in partnership with trusted third-party manufacturers and installers.
After the manufacture and installation of a public display or trailhead sign, ECORP completes follow-through documentation for permitting and evidence of environmental regulation compliance.
ECORP’s panels and exhibit cases can be seen along walking paths in the Twelve Bridges residential development in Lincoln, California as well as the Rio del Oro, Glenborough at Easton, and Folsom Ranch developments in Sacramento County.
Native Habitat Interpretive Centers
Like cultural resources, interpretation of biological resource data can take many forms depending on the nature of the resource, the habitat, municipal ordinances, and other constraints. One way to facilitate public education includes the manufacture of native habitat interpretative centers. These are similar to public displays created for cultural resource management but are focused on educating the public about particular biological resources like wetlands, protected plants, native bat populations, and endangered or threatened wildlife species.
In addition to living biological resources, ECORP creates public interpretation exhibits of fossils, bones, and other paleontological resources. After recovering these resources, ECORP’s team of paleontologists preserve and prepare the specimen or specimens for curation and exhibition.
ECORP’s biologists and paleontologists work with professional exhibit manufacturers to create kiosks, signage, preserved fossil specimens, and native habitat interpretive centers that educate the public about natural and biological resources. These can be found at various parks, trails, open spaces, restoration sites, and elsewhere throughout California.
It is incredibly important to consider how proposed development changes will affect the overall appearance of a project site and potentially blocks other vistas and scenic views currently enjoyed by the public. When the agencies perceive a potential impact on visual aesthetics, they will include a Visual Impact Analysis requirement in the permitting process. ECORP excels in creating 3D simulations, maps, and models using unmanned aerial systems (UAS), lidar, and other geospatial technologies reflecting the visual changes of your project to ensure all permitting regulations are met.
Spanish Translation Services
ECORP also offers English-Spanish Translation Services for private and public clients. These include:
We also offer on-site translation services for multi-lingual construction crews. Our goal is to ensure that the Spanish-speaking public and those working on construction projects in sensitive areas understand the environmental process and the laws that protect sensitive resources.
Contact ECORP to Learn More about Our Interpretation and Aesthetics Services
If you need to create a public display, signage, native interpretative center, or another educational resource to meet permitting regulations, our team of environmental consultants is prepared to help you every step of the way. Our exceptional staff, unmatched knowledge of regulations and processes, and professional working relationships with Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies, make us the best choice for your project.
Contact ECORP today to learn more about our Interpretation and Aesthetics Services.