Interpretive plans make the presentation of a topic consistent and provide a guide to staff working on the front-lines every day.
The Champaign County Forest Preserve District is a tax-supported government agency that manages and preserves 3,885 acres in Champaign County, Illinois.
Its interpretive plan creates a cohesive voice and narrative for interpreting the vast array of cultural and natural history in the district.
The plan begins with the vision and mission for interpretation. It is organized by strategies for natural and cultural interpretation with bulleted lists of goals and themes.
The second half of the plan contains implementation strategies with particular emphasis on audience and locations in the site to apply themes.
This is a useful model for organizations, particularly outdoor sites, developing an interpretive plan.