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Land Use Planning

Land Use Resources Management

Land Use

Our LSA planning services help in creating livable, practical, and sustainable communities by integrating physical planning with these multiple needs: urban design, economic development, transportation, historic resources, open space, infrastructure, biological resources, and community engagement. Many of our professional staff are educated and trained as planners before pursuing disciplines in environmental analysis, resource management, and transportation. We can prepare land use plans as well as policy and regulatory documents for a wide range of development sites, neighborhoods, cities, and regions across the State.

Resource Management 

Skillful resource management preserves and conserves resources while accommodating growth and development. With that in mind, LSA can refine and strengthen relevant concepts and practices, recommend multiple build solutions, and conduct the needed monitoring essential in sustaining resources for your project. We can also conduct the ongoing monitoring necessary in today’s ever-changing environments, whether urban, suburban, or rural. We tailor services to your needs and draw upon an extensive range of specialists in providing both a broad perspective and the diverse expertise your project requires.

Shanna Guiler
Associate/Senior Planner
(510) 236-6810


  • General Plan and Specific Plans
  • Reuse/Revitalization Plans
  • Community Collaboration/Coordination
  • Entitlement Processing
  • Zoning and Specialized Land Use Regulations
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Public Participation Programs
  • Resource Protection and Management Plans
  • Rangeland Management
  • Wildfire Hazard Risk Reduction Plans
  • Land Use Feasibility Analysis
  • Opportunities and Constraints Analysis
  • Baseline Resource Inventory and Due Diligence (Biology, Soils, Cultural Resources)
  • Recreation and Open Space Plans
  • Environmental Education


Aliso and Wood Canyon Regional Park

Orange County Parks and LSA won the 2009 California Park & Recreation Society Achievement Award in the Maintenance Management and Operations category for the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Resource Management Plan covering 4,000 acres of open space in Laguna Niguel.

Point Buchon Trail

LSA oversaw the development of the resource constraints analysis, trail alignment/design, operational parameters, and managed access program for the Point Buchon Trail in San Luis Obispo County.

San Francisco Bay Trail: George Miller Regional Trail

The East Bay Regional Park District proposed to construct a multi-use bicycle/pedestrian trail to connect the City of Martinez Intermodal Transit Center to the Town of Crockett along a 1.7-mile-long section of Carquinez Scenic Drive.

Many thanks to you and the entire LSA project team for a job well done on your work completing the Final RMP for Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. Please extend my  appreciation to everyone at LSA; and a special thanks to Laura, Shanna, and Deborah for their strong work ethic and professionalism
– Joanne Quirk, Orange County Parks

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