Outdoor Recreation Specialists

Specialized Consultants for your needs

Great Outdoor Consultants is composed of advanced specialized consultants throughout the USA, in nature-based recreational outdoors. Have a custom project? That’s our fotre. We’re here to help!

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Whatever you need, we have the team, service and equipment to make it happen.

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Custom Map Applications

Outdoor Recreation Master Planning & Design

Geoloacted Smartphone Apps

Recreation Inventory

INTERACTIVE STORY MAPS

GOC offers custom built interactive story maps and location aware map applications to enable virtual exploration of a region and specific recreation or cultural exploration with highly accurate navigation

Story maps provide a wonderful launching pad to explore the broadest range of adventure opportunities available in a region.  The pull together high level descriptions of activity mixed with rich multimedia content into an easy to navigate format.

A typical story map has an introductory section, then separate tabs focusing on the recreation or cultural resource.  Activity specific maps are custom built for each particular activity to enable detailed exploration and planning for that activity.

CUSTOM MAP APPLICATIONS

Map applications dive to the next level of detail for a specific activity.  We compile and standarize existing agency data into comprehensive datasets which include roads, recreation sites, trails, public/private land designations and historic sites.  This same rich content as the story map adds searching abilities and user controlled feature selection with detailed popups.  Map apps also enable user configurability for basemap selection, distance measurement, and user created notations.  More importantly, these applications work well on mobile devices for navigation much like google maps, but with activity focused information!

A typical story map has an introductory section, then separate tabs focusing on the recreation or cultural resource.  Activity specific maps are custom built for each particular activity to enable detailed exploration and planning for that activity.

Customized for your needs

Personalized By Our Experts.

Chaffee County Recreation

A Story Map Chaffee Biking

Hiking Buena Vista & Salida

A Story Map of Chaffee County Trail Riding

RECREATION INVENTORY

GOC provides recreation inventory services covering the continental United States.  We’ve worked with several federal and state agencies to accurately and thoroughly document the recreation and cultural resources available in a given study area.

Our inventory specialists use state-of-the-art GPS (and optionally SBAS) based equipment, high resolution geolocated cameras, and high frame rate location aware video equipment to capture large areas of interest.  To minimize impact on natural resources and maximize efficiency, our field technicians use dual sport motorcycles to efficiently transport them and their equipment into the most remote locations of any area. 

Additional Services

Looking for a few more qualifications? We’ve got them!

Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation & Travel Management

Training and Education for Outdoor Recreation

Public & Private Land Management

Outdoor Education & Camps

Trail & Facilities

Nature-Based Tourism

Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation & Travel Management

  • Trail design in the field using GIS data, GPS, photography and video
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  • Construction management to assure quality and consistency

Comprehensive recreation field inventories using GPS, photography & video

GIS mapping of existing resources and used as part of route, travel and recreation analysis

Analysis of impacted resources including soil erosion, vegetation and waters

Innovative public involvement to understand issues and opportunities

Alternatives development to cover a broad range of solutions

NEPA and similar analysis of alternatives

Implementation plans including cost estimates and funding

Trailhead and camping design including construction documents

Share our teams extensive experience with others through professional and volunteer training

We incorporate information sharing and training in all our projects to help our clients improve their knowledge and expertise

Facilitate comprehensive workshops on trail inventory, analysis, design, and management, as well as travel management planning

 Training and Education for Outdoor Recreation

Safety training for use of ATVs, dirt bikes and side-by-sides to improve the recreation experience while reducing the chance for accidents. This training also includes ethics training to help people reduce their impacts on resources, private lands and other recreators

 Training and Education for Outdoor Recreation

Safety training for use of ATVs, dirt bikes and side-by-sides to improve the recreation experience while reducing the chance for accidents. This training also includes ethics training to help people reduce their impacts on resources, private lands and other recreators

Share our teams extensive experience with others through professional and volunteer training

We incorporate information sharing and training in all our projects to help our clients improve their knowledge and expertise

Facilitate comprehensive workshops on trail inventory, analysis, design, and management, as well as travel management planning

GIS, GPS & Cartography

Comprehensive services in development and management of GIS data with 17 years of experience

GIS modeling to identify suitability for recreation, development or protection

Extensive experience in use of customized GPS programs and hardware to improve field work quality and efficiency

Award winning cartography to create beautiful maps that communicate with hierarchy and graphic design

Development of maps and data for use on smart phones and tablets

Tools for public involvement using GIS and GPS technologies

Public & Private Land Management

  • GPS and GIS inventory of existing resources and uses
  • Analysis of current or potential recreational and other uses
  • Analysis of rare and sensitive resources to understand recreation constraints
  • Innovative and independent public involvement to understand issues and opportunities
  • Development of management plans including guiding statements, goals and objectives, management zoning, design and management standards, as well as implementation strategies
  • NEPA and similar analysis of alternatives
  • Design and engineering of trails, parking areas, trailheads, campgrounds and other facilities including construction documents

Trails & Facilities

  • Trail & road inventory and analysis using GPS, photography and video. Work from basecamps using licensed dirt bikes (for motorized trails) to maximize efficiency
  • Planning, design and engineering of trails for ATVs, dirt bikes, side-by-sides, jeeps, hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, and equestrian
  • Site selection, design and engineering for trailheads, parking areas, campgrounds, interpretive facilities, administrative facilities
  • Development of construction documents and cost estimates

Outdoor Education & Camps

  • Analysis of current programs and facilities to understand strengths and weaknesses
  • Opinion surveys to understand interest and need
  • Stakeholder involvement to develop alternative concepts
  • Interpretation planning to define educational objectives and facilities
  • Master planning to define land use, conservation, development, recreation, aesthetics, vehicular and pedestrian circulation
  • Development of high quality graphic publications to communicate vision, objectives and design 

Nature-Based Tourism

  • US and international experience in planning and design
  • Inventory and analysis of existing uses, development and resources to define opportunities and constraints
  • Significant experience in cultural competency and multi-lingual skills to work effectively with rural communities in the US and other countries (especially Latin America)
  • Development of alternative concepts to explore a diversity of options
  • Management of public and stakeholder involvement for a collaborative process and to limit conflict
  • Work with local communities to improve local economy while defining realistic solutions 

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