Gifted from our Parks Department, I've been charged to develop an open space aquisition plan. The key to this plan is to build on top of our already compete Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Trails (PROST) plan by determining where our open space resources are (many of which not identified in the PROST); determining their community value; gauging threats to the resource (development pressure, proposed utility/transportation corrdiors), and developing a prioritization schedule for aquisition of the resources. Additionally, the plan will contain a "play book" describing what aquisition strategies are available and how to follow an aquisition path-- think of it as "open space aquisition for dummies".
When this plan was being shopped to consultants, it was considered to be innovative and incomparible. I'm hoping that there are some comparative plans/studies available that I can refer to.
Why was the plan given to me? Well, the economy kind of soured the Parks Department consultant budget and they decided to do it in house. I was assigned it because I had been part of the consultant interview/selection team.
Any help that can be provided is much appreciated!