Parks, Trails and
Natural Areas

Stewardship is the key to L/KLA’s philosophy and practice, our foundation and outlook. In an era of limited resources—natural and economic—L/KLA brings skills and understanding on how to best manage and leverage a place’s assets while adjusting to the realities of capacity and site conditions. 

L/KLA has completed Natural Resource Management Plans for sites with rare and endangered species and important cultural resources and human interest; developed best practices for site management for treeless areas and homeowners; co-founded the Northern Virginia Urban Forestry Roundtable; and is an early implementor of bioinfiltration and complete streets practices.

Small group of children learning about wetlands on the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk.
Wooden Neabsco Creek Boardwalk circulating through the tall wetland grasses.
Photo of Nachusa Grasslands Visitor Facility by Dee Hudson.
Executive Summary introductory page for the Watkins Regional Park Development Plan.

OTHER PROJECTS

Resource Management

Ecological Planning, Guidelines and Manuals

Urban Forestry

  • Culpeper Downtown Plan

  • Roundtable/Trees Virginia Board

Bioinfiltration and Complete Streets

LEED- Certification

  • Cromley Lofts- LEED Certified Gold

DOD

  • Staff credentials

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Gap analysis map for the Bowie Trails Plan.