The Spring 2022 capstone experience focused on developing ideas for the Amherst Business Park. Students were divided into five teams and tasked with conducting a First Impressions survey of the community, a visioning session to gather community input, and a final open house to share potential developmemt ideas. Each team performed a site analysis, developed goals for the business park, gathered precedent research from peer communities, and developed a conceptual master plan.
Michael Mills, Naomi Albert and Casey Olson worked with Dr. Anna Haines to better understand how climate change is influencing planning for county forests. The research included surveying county forest managers to investigate whether climate change adaptation is being incorporated into planning and if so, to what extent. The students presented their research poster at the UW-Stevens Point Jim & Katie Krause College of Natural Resources Student Research Symposium on April 5, 2019 where they received an Honorable Mention for their work.