O2 Planning and Design Receives the NARRP National Recreation Leadership Award

O2 Planning and Design Receives the NARRP National Recreation Leadership Award

The National Association of Recreation Resource Planners (NARRP) annual awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by individuals, agencies, and organizations in the field of recreation resource planning and management. The NARRP Board of Directors presented seven awards in three categories at their annual conference that was held April 16-20, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Excellence in Planning Award

O2 Planning and DesignO2 Planning and Design – Alberta Recreation and Tourism Data System.


The Alberta Recreation and Tourism Data System, a cutting edge GIS analysis tool developed for the Northern Saskatchewan region in Canada, attempts to balance the region’s burgeoning urban development and resource extraction with preservation of recreation and tourism resources. The GIS system allows the provincial government the ability to spatially view the region’s abundant recreation and tourism resources as well as potential impacts from changes in land use over time. In addition, the GIS model helps quantify cumulative effects of various land use scenarios and identify appropriate management prescriptions.

About O2 Planning and Design

O2 Planning + Design Inc. (O2) is an award-winning firm of landscape architects, planners, urban designers, environmental scientists, and civil engineers. Founded in 1991, the firm specializes in landscape planning and environmental design of rapidly changing and highly valued landscapes. The firm's solution areas include: Campus Planning + Facility Design; Parks, Recreation + Tourism; Regional Landscape Planning; Urbanism; Working Landscapes; and Green Infrastructure.


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The National Association of Recreation Resource Planners (NARRP) is a 501(c)3 organization comprised of outdoor recreation professionals and others interested in recreation resource planning. Our members represent federal, state, provincial, regional, and local agencies, consultants, non-profits, and academic institutions across the U.S. and Canada. The mission of the Association is to advance the recreation resource planning profession.




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