As an integral part of a three-phase master planning initiative aimed at shaping the future of Northwest Trek, PACE took a proactive approach to develop a comprehensive master plan for the wildlife park. Our primary focus was identifying and prioritizing site improvements and repairs, laying the groundwork for Northwest Trek’s initiatives over the next two decades.

The master plan began with a thorough site assessment, providing valuable insights into existing and historical conditions. We conducted a meticulous mapping and inventory process, covering wetlands, steep slopes, geological hazards, forest and habitat resources, and other natural features. The site assessment, which identified and rated 64 wetlands, was the foundation for informed decision-making.

Collaborating closely with the Northwest Trek project team and staff, PACE reviewed current and proposed land uses. Our approach involved analyzing relationships, compiling programmatic information, and developing schematic mitigation concepts at key locations within the wildlife park. Our ongoing collaboration includes addressing regulatory issues, permitting considerations, and exploring mitigation opportunities for future wetland impacts—essential components for the facility’s planned expansion over the next twenty years.



Client Name

Northwest Trek Institution


Pierce County, WA


  • Wetland reconnaissance
  • Delineation
  • Mapping for 723-acre wildlife park