OHV RELATED EXPERIENCE
OCEANO DUNES STATE VEHICLE RECREATION AREA
Completed two economic impact studies that each quantifies impacts of park visitors on the local community including travel spending, job creation and tax revenues for the State Vehicle Recreation Area. Additionally, we have completed a study on the potential economic impacts of campground reductions within the park.
THE MENDOCINO COAST RECREATION AND PARK DISTRIC
In an effort to provide ongoing management of its public lands the district has an interest in developing an OHV Park to provide residents and visitors with a range of experiences to better meet their needs.
YOLO COUNTY RECREATION
We were retained by Yolo County California to develop a feasibility study to develop a formal OHV park for the county. This in an effort to manage lands and protect open space within the county, provide ongoing management of its public lands the district has an interest in developing an OHV Park to provide residents and visitors with a range of experiences to better meet their needs.
BLM LAND REVIEW
The project involves the development of a solar field of over 7,000 acres of BLM-managed lands in the Las Vegas Field Office. Tania led the preparation of a controversial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management. One of the several issues addressed were recreational impacts. The area currently includes OHV limited use, including over 39 miles of trails. Some racing has occurred in the area as well and the area is adjacent to a more frequently used OHV area. She coordinated with the OHV community to understand their concerns, reviewed documentation including a Biological Opinion for OHV racing in the area, and BLM‘s requirements for OHV use and the environmental impacts from OHV trails on the project site as part of this project.
PATUA GEOTHERMAL PROJECT
Led or analyzed impacts on other project involving OHV trails including in the Fallon Area of Nevada for the Patua Geothermal project, and in the area of Superstition Mountain in Imperial County, California, as part of the NEPA process
MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY RELATED EXPERIENCE
SAN LUIS OBISPO UNINCORPORATED MOTORCYCLE TOURISM STRATEGY
Developed an integrated motorcycle tourism marketing strategy for the unincorporated area of San Luis Obispo County.
VISIT FOLSOM MOTORCYCLE TOURISM STRATEGY
Developed an integrated motorcycle tourism marketing strategy for the City of Folsom.
NATIONAL MAGAZINE MOTORCYCLE USER STUDY
Completed a National Study of Motorcycle Riders' travel behaviors, destination information sources and purchase intentions.
Related Environmental Experience
CEQA REVIEW, INCLUDING ON RECREATIONAL LANDS
Tania and Panorama have provided CEQA review for numerous projects involving bicycle trails, park upgrades, and large-scale recreational facilities. Panorama recently completed the CEQA Environmental Impact Report for the vegetation management plan addressing all of Marin Municipal Water District’s 22,000 acres of land.
Tania and her team at Panorama have provided the CEQA review for numerous projects in Inyo County, including for improvements to Dehy Park and for bike trails and routes.
PUBLIC OUTREACH AS PART OF THE REVIEW PROCESS
Tania also has considerable experience designing and leading public outreach meetings and workshops on projects. She recently led the design of three workshops and public meetings for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District on their wildland fire and vegetation management program that covers activities on over 63,000 acres of land across 26 open space preserves.
As a long-term contractor to the California Public Utilities Commission for CEQA on CEQA projects, Tania and other Panorama staff have conducted over 25 CEQA reviews on transmission projects across the State. Some of these projects have involved leading contention public meetings.
Related Economic Analysis Experience
Triple Point Consulting developed a complex model based on land inventory. Parameters include population, traffic, water demand, taxes, and employment. The model was used for forecasting various build-out alternatives. Better mitigation systems can be put in place based on estimates of future impacts.
SMALL FORREST LANDOWNERS ANALYSIS
To determine if Washington State’s Small Forest Landowners Database could be used to effectively and consistently report on the status of non-industrial forest lands. Triple Point Consulting demonstrated the need to develop a comprehensive, spatially explicit database to adequately model alternate management plans and impacts.
LEWIS COUNTY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT
The goal of this analysis was to better understand the role of the natural resource-based industries in the region’s economy. The objectives included determining the impacts of natural resource revenues on Lewis County’s economic stability, defining the contribution of Lewis County’s natural resource sector relative to the burgeoning tourism industry, and determining the socioeconomic impacts of the decline of natural resource revenues in Lewis County.
TIMBER AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES
o Regulatory requirements to protect habitat have increased, requiring forest managers to include measures of biodiversity, habitat, and streamside protection in their plans.
o Developed a demonstration of environmental and economic effects for a range of timber management alternatives was developed for western Washington. The integration of timber growth and yield models with habitat models in a mathematical programming framework was used to produce the biological and economic measures associated with different management strategies. Experimental choice analysis among management alternatives was then used to develop public preference values for measures of forest biodiversity, aesthetics, rural job losses, and costs as surrogates for the economic-environmental tradeoffs.