Ecological / Sustainability
The profession of landscape architecture is founded on the principal that man’s relationship with the earth must be harmonious. In that, Oasis Design Group acknowledges and respect the Earth’s ecological limits. The firm’s work strives to balance man’s development impact to the earth’s natural ecosystems. In all of its work, Oasis strives to heal damaged ecological systems and integrate green infrastructure practices.
- Gains hands-on knowledge from an Oasis Principal’s current pro-bono service as a Board Member of two national environmental organizations-Center for Watershed Protection and Trout Unlimited, Maryland Chapter-and previously of the Monocacy Scenic River Citizens Advisory Board for Maryland’s Carroll and Frederick Counties.
- Promotes sustainability in the landscape and built environment when lectures at international, national, regional, and local conferences.
- Understands how the Sustainable Sites Initiative,™ the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for building and development, and state acts are changing landscape designs and development.
- Uses many natural and planned techniques to recharge stormwater runoff.
Brackenville Road Stream Restoration
Oasis Design Group improved the ecological integrity of a stream and its riparian zone along Brackenville Road when the stream had to be relocated due to road reconstruction and the firm preserved the historic and scenic qualities of the road. Continue reading