Alta developed a conceptual trail network plan for the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA)'s Steele Peak Reserve site—the first location where RCHCA is allowing public access on reserve land.
Alta developed a phased approach, where preliminary trails are implemented on flatter, more accessible portions of the site where access is available to a wide range of trail users. Alta also provided trail alignments, conducted public outreach, coordinated with multiple agencies, and created a set of guidelines for the preservation of habitat, allowance of public access, and long-term maintenance.
The plan was followed up with a feasibility study that identified a priority alignment, coordinated with adjacent landowners, and provided conceptual designs for a loop trail, amenity and rest areas, wayfinding, and parking. Cost estimates and grant support were also provided to assist in funding the project for construction.