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Resilient Headwaters is a community-led coalition working to connect people to nature, and to each other, in the wake of large fires that converged and burned over 700,000 acres and 2,600 homes and businesses in Oregon's Santiam Canyon in 2020.


Project: Concept Plan Story Map

Scope: The purpose of the concept plan story map is to deliver an interactive and engaging roadmap for 28 new outdoor recreation projects and 12 programs focusing on four areas of benefit for local residents: Fire Recovery, Health & Connection, Economy, and Environmental Regeneration. The plan seeks to attract investment for master planning and coordination to unlock funding for capital projects, permitting, maintenance, and programs.

Project Details

Process: I advised the Resilient Headwaters project leads on all aspects of conceptualizing, developing, and designing an interactive story map to create an engaging and dynamic resource for their target audiences. I provided mapping support to help illustrate elements of the concept plan and highlight each of the 28 proposed projects 



"We enjoyed working with Renee. We had a large, complex project and needed to tell our story and present information effectively. We needed a concept plan that was both well-researched and capable of engaging people, serving as both a communication tool and a technical document. With Renee's help we were able to utilize many storymap features, and find creative solutions to issues that popped up. Renee guided us through this challenge, and we appreciate her help in thinking through how to use the tool effectively."

Jon-Paul Bowles & Gabriel Amadeus Tiller

Founders, Resilient Headwaters

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