Location: Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Client: Wildlands Conservancy
Team: Urban Partners
Carter van Dyke Associates, Inc. was retained by the Wildlands Conservancy, through a grant from the William Penn Foundation, to develop a long-range master plan for the ±72 acre Pool Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary was bequeathed to the Wildlands Conservancy in 1975 by Leonard P. Pool, founder of Air Products and Chemical Inc. The Pool Property, which until 1960 was used mostly for farming, was divided into plantations of different plant materials for the purpose of providing habitat for birds and wildlife.
CVDA developed a computer base map of the property which includes a site analysis of existing conditions, an existing and proposed trail map, an interpretive station map and forest management recommendations. Subconsultant Urban Partners developed an Operational Analysis that includes a market analysis, a revenue/budget analysis, and recommendations for improvements. Based upon all collected data including interviews with staff and board members, CVDA developed a master plan for the Sanctuary. Computerized mapping was produced at different sizes for class handouts and wall pin-ups, as well as self-guided interpretive hiking maps. A loose-leaf catalog for donations and gifts was developed reflecting the concepts' final master plan design.