The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and Kanza Rails to Trails Conservancy (KRTC) selected CFS to lead the planning, development and design of the Flint Hills Nature Trail.
The Flint Hills Nature Trail is a rails-to-trails project that extends 117 miles from Osawatomie to Herington, Kansas. Development of the trail will encourage outdoor recreation and provide safer routes for pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians. The trail will connect six counties and numerous communities along the way.
A significant element of the project is learning and understanding public opinions about development of the trail using a series of community workshops. The workshop format was employed to allow visitors to learn about trail planning and design and to talk one-on-one with design team members.