Part 1: Principles Common to All Provinces

The charettes revealed characteristics shared by

all eight provinces. This section includes a series

of universal principles that apply in the following

areas of design:

• Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS)—

an inventory and management tool for

recreation settings.

• Site planning—the arrangement of buildings

and parking within the landscape.

• Forest Service image and identity—signs,

kiosks, and information boards.

• Sustainability—the creation of healthy built

environments by minimizing the use of

resources and conserving ecosystems.

• Structures—common principles, such as

massing and scale, materials, and colors, for

structures from offices to picnic shelters.

• Urban settings and townscapes—design,

siting, and reuse of existing buildings.




Chapter 4 Table of Contents

Reader’s Guide