- Landscape Architecture
- Master Planning
- Native plants & wildlife habitat
- Historic preservation
Oregon’s largest state park, Fort Stevens, is located at the mouth of the Columbia River. This northernmost shore of Oregon’s coastline has served as the primary strategic military site since the Spanish American War through the end of World War II. Fascinating layers of history are exposed from reconstructed earthworks of the Civil War era to massive concrete artillery bunkers, remnant foundations and buildings from the World War I and II eras. The vast panoramic landscape reveals why this site has been so important in the history of the Northwest Territories and the state of Oregon. The visitor experience is very powerful and even overwhelming; yet restoration of the native landscape is key for wildlife habitat.
Mayer/Reed’s master plan demonstrates how to achieve a balance of goals to improve the environmental quality, preserve the history and manage use by visitors. The plan includes a new entrance, meeting and educational facilities, historic building and military ground reconstructions, and pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular circulation. The firm also developed site and landscape design guidelines for the restoration and reconstruction of the historic fort area of the park.