Step 1: Site Evaluation
Members of the ESI project visit one the MIddle Branch Park (one of the project sites) to undertake a "bioblitz" analysis of the park.
Step 2: Conceptual Design
Members of the Baltimore community and City of Baltimore officials meet with ESI Project members to discuss the plans for the three project sites.
Step 3: Design Development
Designers and ecologists discuss their ideas for the three project sites.
Step 4: Presentations to Stakeholder
ESI Project members present their design ideas to stakeholders of the ESI project.
The 2015 Earth Stewardship Initiative Project
As part of the 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Baltimore MD, we planned a large Earth Stewardship Initiative (ES Initiative) demonstration project that centered on community-based planning and outreach in that city. The initiative included a week-long interactive demonstration of how ecologists working with community leaders, planners and landscape architects, government officials, and non-profits could move a city toward sustainability.
Scroll through the images above to explore the timline of ESI 2015 at the Baltimore ESA Convention or click below to learn more about the ongoing project sites of ESI 2015.