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Posted by: Monica Schruhl on Jan 17, 2012

Bear Lake Charrette 2012 Presentations

Illustration by Alonzo Rhodes

The department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning in the College of Agriculture at Utah State University has recently completed a charrette which ended February 3, 2012. A charrette is a week-long intensive planning session which assessed the area around Bear Lake, including the surrounding communities in both Utah and Idaho and the lakeshore. Fifteen teams of LAEP students analyzed various aspects of the lake region with the assistance of the Bear Lake Regional Commission. Team leaders were selected from LAEP seniors and graduate students who made several visits to the area to provide landscape plans and possible solutions to the issues that are unique to Bear Lake. The team leaders then worked with their teams made up of LAEP freshman, sophomores, juniors and other graduate students to develop informational posters, along with a powerpoint, to provide the council with plans they might implement in the future. This is LAEP’s 9th annual charrette with communities/areas such as Heber City, San Pete County, Logan and Providence, among others, as the focus in previous years. Posters will remain on view in the jury room until the room is needed for LAEP classes.

Zac Covington, LAEP alum (BLA ’06) (MS – Bioregional Planning, USU ’09), worked with the students and LAEP Associate Professor David Bell as the Bear Lake Regional Council representative.

LAEP would like to invite you to a reception and presentation of team findings on February 13, 2012. The reception will begin at 5:30 with appetizers and presentations to follow at 6:30. Stay for some or all presentations in the newly remodeled LAEP jury room – Fine Arts Visual 221, Utah State Campus. Call 435 797-0501 for details.