Working on a team at CRSA, Mark Morris of VODA directed mapping and documentation for a needs assessment for five properties owned and operated by BYU- Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. The project involved documenting existing conditions for the five properties, and making recommendations for future use and program expansion for the university.
Attached to the university’s outdoor recreation programs, the properties ranged in use from highly improved cabin facilities, to remote, unimproved campsites used by university staff and students for biological research. Using geotechnical data, the team mapped out existing roads, structures, forested areas, and water courses.
Ultimately, the document recommended expansion of some properties to increase the educational capacity of the university’s programs, and the sale of some portion of property due to excessive maintenance and access costs.