Curtz Lake Interpretive Plan

Markleeville, California

Foothill Associates developed an Interpretive Plan for the Curtz Lake area in Alpine County, CA for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The interpretive plan outlined the historical background of the area, the interpretive planning process, identified the goals and objectives, and identified the interpretive themes and signs. Results of a stakeholder meeting and an online survey were integrated to determine the themes and topics to be included on the thirteen interpretive signs. The interests of the public were balanced with the goals of the BLM. Sign topics cover on culture (Washoe people), recreation, climate, restoration, aquatic habitat, seasonal marsh, geology, flora and fauna, fire ecology, and forest use. Custom bases and sign shapes were developed for select signs along the trail and around the lake.

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The interpretive plan identified interpretive themes, goals, and objectives.

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Trail map with sign locations.

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Conceptual sign on healthy forests.

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Conceptual design for layering two high pressure laminate panels to create three dimensional relief of clouds.

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Conceptual sign on wildlife.