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HOISINGTON KOEGLER GROUP INC.

VERMILLION RIVER CORRIDOR PLAN

Dakota County, MN

In 2008, Hoisington Koegler Group, in conjunction with Friends of the Mississippi River, developed The Vermillion River Corridor Plan for Dakota County. The plan is a comprehensive and integrated framework to protect water quality and wildlife habitat, and provide appropriate outdoor recreational for the Vermillion River and 4 significant tributaries.

As is often the case, the planning process was as important as the product. Embedded within the process was a series of collaborative and consensus building workshops involving multiple agencies and stakeholders. The resulting plan is an innovative, replicable model for river corridor protection in urbanized, developing, and rural contexts, and models best practices for collaborative planning, funding, protection, and management.