Project Management for Effective Planning and Design Results

When:  Apr 3, 2024 from 13:00 to 14:00 (MT)

Effective project management is critical to a successful planning and design process, and this presentation will outline best practices to keep campground projects on budget and on schedule. Using case studies, we will describe an effective process for taking a campground project from the earliest feasibility phase all the way through design, construction documentation, permitting, and bidding.

What type of recreational experiences does your existing or proposed campground offer compared to others in the area? Given the site’s natural features, what is the recreational potential and what are the potential constraints? What are campers’ expectations for the level of amenities and character given the market context? Are there significant threats to the project (e.g. permitting issues, community opposition, cost), and how can they be addressed?

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn project management best practices for planning & design projects
  • Learn strategies for managing the design and permitting process with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Learn the value of a collaborative approach between the client and consultant team
  • Learn tips for proactively identifying project threats and contingency planning


  • Patrick Olstad - Landscape Architect, SE Group
  • Isaac Sims - Landscape Architect, U.S. Forest Service 

SORP is excited to partner with American Trails and offer free learning credits to attendees. American Trails is a certified provider and can offer the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities: AICP CM, LA CES, NRPA CEU Equivalency Petition, and CEU/PDH Equivalency Petition for other accepting organizations.

If you need any accommodations for SORP programs, please contact us.

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Rachel Franchina


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