The Red River Floodway Greenway:A 100 Year Integrated Vegetation Strategy
Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram
LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT – National Citation
The Floodway greenvvay is the culmination of HTFC’s many years of effort as advocate and consultant on site. The plan satisfied the client’s engineers with ecologically sound solutions appropriate to the staggering size and importance of the floodway, and found common ground among the competing interests of recreational users and municipalities flanking the channel. lt showcases at this unprecedented scale how natural processes can be harnessed to solve a multitude of problems and add value over time. The ecological model was also applied to the recreation and economic development strategy: growing accretively from existing businesses and facilities, instituting a governance system that will be adaptive and resilient, and reaping increasingly diverse benefits as the floodway matures.