Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge


Located in Nampa, Idaho the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge (DFWR) which surrounds Lake Lowell offers a unique opportunity to engage a growing urban and diverse population in connecting people to nature, while simultaneously building support for wildlife conservation. As the leading design consultant, GreenWorks is assisting the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in envisioning goals to protect and enhance habitat throughout the DFWR, while also supporting a variety of public recreational activities. In accordance with the DFWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan, GreenWorks is providing planning studies for the redevelopment of the Lower Dam Recreation Area and renovation of the Upper Dam East boat launch. Through detailed mapping and site analysis, stakeholder interviews and workshops, and public involvement events, GreenWorks will generate planning and construction documents that support wildlife growth and public use of Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge. The overall need for the project was initiated by the need for ADA access to the refuge facilities. An integral part of the project is to provide ADA accessible parking, bathrooms, connection routes, fishing docks, boat ramp docks and interpretive trails that are ADA accessible.